2015 Dallas International Film Festival: Stations of the Cross
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Devout teenager Maria (Lea van Acken) and her family belong to the ultra-conservative Society of St. Paul. Her confirmation approaching, Maria is intent on walking a godly path, and yet she has questions: Why would God give her brother a learning disability; why does her mother (Franziska Weisz) forbid her from socializing with a boy who attends a different church? As the contradictions of devout faith and modern life multiply, Maria eschews the easy way out and chooses to follow the hardest road of all — that of the savior, with all the pain and sacrifice that might entail.