I’m not at all sure what to make of The Nativity Story — I suppose I’ll just have to wait for an opportunity to see it. Cinemas Online describes it as “biblically faithful, historically authentic and visually stunning” so big claims are being made. Whether they’ll be lived up to is another thing. But at least the Director hasn’t indulged the current fashion for making the audience stay in their seats for the best part of a fortnight. The Nativity Story weighs in at a very reasonable 1hr 41m which sounds about right.
Whatever the merits of the film turn out to be, I couldn’t help but smile at the news that the 16 year old actress who plays Mary, Keisha Castle-Hughes, had to miss the movie’s Vatican premiere on account of being pregnant.