COSTA RICA EXTRA – It’s Samana Santa and that means ¡Días santos de película! (Holy Days Of film), when Costa Rica’s national television broadcast include the “not to be missed” movies about Easter.
The Easter movie lineup is a tradition in the country, that includes Ben Hur, The Passion of Christ, Quo Vadis, The Ten Commandments, The Miracle of Marcelino (Marcelino Pan y Vino, original title) and the television miniseries, Jesús de Nazareth.
Pablito Calvo is Marcelino
Directed by Ladislao Vajda and starring Rafael Rivelles, Antonio Vico and Juan Calvo, the 1955 movie, The Miracle of Marcelino is about Marcelino, an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of