The Maldonado Miracle | Chicago Reader

The Maldonado Miracle

Salma Hayek's directorial debut, a DV cable feature, is a devoutly Catholic work. Searching for his father, an 11-year-old undocumented worker takes sanctuary in the church of a faltering border town; soon afterward a crucifix begins crying tears of blood, triggering a media frenzy. A troubled priest (Peter Fonda, salvaging a potentially thankless part) must investigate the “miracle,” a task complicated by his own religious doubts and conflicts. The film is visually flat and blandly written, but Hayek manages to avoid sanctimony and demonstrates a real affinity with the actors. The cast—which includes Mare Winningham, Ruben Blades, and Eddy Martin as the boy—is uniformly impressive. In English and subtitled Spanish. 99 minutes.

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