Thursday, August 20, 2009


Written and directed by Joshua Marston

Catalina Sandino Moreno
Yenny Paola Vega
Guilied Lopez
Johanna Andrea Mora

Premiere date: January 18, 2004 (Sundance Film Festival)
R for drug content and language.

Maria Full of Grace tells the story of one young woman’s journey from a small Colombian town to the streets of New York. A bright, spirited 17-year old, Maria Alvarez lives with three generations of her family in a cramped house in rural Colombia and works stripping thorns from flowers in a rose plantation. The offer of a lucrative job involving travel – in fact, becoming a drug “mule” – changes the course of her life. Far from the uneventful trip she is promised, Maria is transported into the risky and ruthless world of international drug trafficking. Her mission becomes one of determination and survival and she finally emerges with the grace that will carry her forward into a new life.

Sundance Film Festival
Audience Award
Grand Jury Prize Nominee
1 Academy Award Nomination
Best Actress - Catalina Sandino Moreno


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