The Baby of Mâcon (1993)

Film details

Alternative titles

  • Das Wunder Von Macon Alternative German


A medieval miracle play is staged by a provincial Italian company in the 1650s. The play is set within a village community savaged by pestilence, which has left the women infertile. When a beautiful male child is born, it is hailed as a fertility icon. However, the child's ambitious 17-year old sister proclaims herself the mother, and she exploits the child's powers, pitting herself against the Church.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top