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Cabrini- Release date, trailer, plot, cast, and more

A deeply religious and stirring film, Cabrini tells the true story of Frances Xavier Cabrini and her immense struggle to improve the lives of Italian immigrants living in 1900s New York squalor.

Cabrini- Release date, trailer, plot, cast, and more

Cabrini official trailer

Last Updated: 06.18 AM, Dec 10, 2023


Fittingly releasing theatrically on March 8, 2024, which is also International Women’s Day, Cabrini is a deeply emotional, religious biopic that traces the life of Catholic saint and Founder of Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Sisters, Frances Xavier Cabrini. Created by Angel Studios and helmed by Alejandro Monteverde, the film was scripted by Rod Barr and Monteverde himself.

Cast of Cabrini

Cabrini features a sparkling ensemble cast, featuring a mix of Italian and American actors. The film has Gomorrah actress Christiana Dell’Anna as the titular Cabrini, The Green Mile star David Morse as Archbishop Corrigan, James Bond franchise actor Giancarlo Giannini as Pope Leo XIII, and The Crown actor John Lithgow as Mayor Gould in the main roles.

Plot Synopsis of Cabrini

The official plot of the film by Angel Studios reads, “From the Director of Sound of Freedom comes the biopic of one of the most influential people at the turn of the 20th century: Cabrini. After an Italian woman moves to Five Points in New York City, Francesca Cabrini goes toe to toe with the government, the Church, and blatant bigotry to fight for those at the margins of society. With entrepreneurship, grit, and boldness, Cabrini creates a home full of compassion and a legacy that’s everlasting.”

Trailer and More of Cabrini

The trailer (which was dropped as early as July 2023), as of now, shows an authentic adherence to the life of the Catholic saint. It portrays well how belonging to an immigrant family herself, Cabrini wanted to take her order of nuns to establish missions in China. The Pope, however, sent her to New York, to help the Italian immigrants of New York instead.

Still strengthened by her resolve to serve and propelled by her fate, she set forth with six sisters. Arriving in New York, she found Italian people living with barely any shelter or food or money, alienated further by the language barrier and lack of religious guidance.

It is expected that the film will show how Cabrini took it upon herself to care for all the orphans and impoverished Italian immigrants, ensured they got enough food and medical care, and established schools and hospitals, till her death in 1917.In 1946, Cabrini was canonized as a saint, and it was in 1950 that she posthumously earned the title of Patroness of Immigrants.

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