“There Be Dragons” film based on Opus Dei founder opens May 6
The film “There Be Dragons” tells the story about a journalist investigating the connection between his father and the founder of Opus Dei, Josemaria Escrivá. It’s set to hit the big screens in the US on May 6. The movie’s director, Roland Joffé, is well known for his other hits like “The Mission” and “The Killing Fields.” His newest project takes us to Madrid in 1936, during the Spanish Civil War.
During a violent time in history, we see the trials experienced by Josemaria Escrivá as Catholic priests are being persecuted throughout Spain and the turmoil of a civil war that separates families and divides a country.
Years later, a young man investigating the candidate for canonization Josemaria, discovers his own father had a complicated relationship with the Opus Dei founder.
The film based on true events, stars the young actors Charlie Cox from “Stardust” and “Casanova,” Wes Bentley from “American Beauty,” and Olga Kurylenko from the James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace.”