Magnificently cast, acted, filmed and produced, the film conveys the resurrection with surprising freshness and insight. – Peter Meadows, Former Director of Bible Society
In the age of skepticism Risen shines. The story is original and invites the audience to discover for themselves who Christ is. Joseph Fiennes delivers a powerful performance, one full of emotion that compels you to want to find out more. – Rev Peterson Feital, Minister to the Creative Industries for the Anglican Diocese of London
Definitely recommend the movie “Risen.” It gave me chills throughout the whole film.?? A must see!!!
— ? alayna grace (@alayna_berry) February 25, 2016
Risen (in cinemas 18th March) tells the story of a Roman soldier investigating the mysterious disappearance of the body of Jesus of Nazareth. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumours of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
These free guides are here to help you dig deeper into the issues raised by the film.
This Leader’s Guide contains quizzes, activities and discussion questions suitable for community groups of all kinds.
In conjunction with the exclusive video featurettes below, this will help you to run a fun community event as you engage with the film together.
Special Resource for Churches
A special resource designed to help church groups talk more about the spiritual issues raised by Risen. This downloadable pdf accompanies the main Leader’s Guide.
This video uses clips from Risen and interviews with cast and crew to look at the mystery of Jesus' resurrection as depicted in the film. To download, follow the "Vimeo" link on the video itself.
On a Journey
This video uses clips from Risen, plus interviews with cast and crew, to explore the emotional and spiritual journey of the Roman soldier Clavius (played by Joseph Fiennes). To download, follow the "Vimeo" link on the video itself.
An interview with Joseph Fiennes and Maria Botto
Risen stars Joseph Fiennes (Clavius) and Maria Botto (Mary Magdalene) discuss the film and their experiences making it.
Reactions from church leaders
On 9th February a group of leaders from churches and Christian organisations were given the opportunity to see an exclusive preview of Risen at Sony's London offices. Here is what they made of it.