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also known as Ava & Gabriel - Un historia di amor

Ava and Gabriel1990

A Love Story

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AVA AND GABRIEL takes place on the island of Curaçao in the late Forties. Upon request of Father Fidelius, parish priest of St. Anna's, the Surinam painter Gabriel Goedbloed arrives from Holland to paint a mural of the Virgin Mary in St. Anna's Church. The drama unfolds when the clergy and locals are confused by the fact that the painter is black, originating from Surinam but resettled in The Hague, where he received a Fine Art education. Contributing factors arise when he chooses a young teacher, Miss Ava Recordina, who is from mixed origin, to be his model for the painting of the Virgin Mary. Gabriel Goedbloed falls victim to the controversies, hypocrisies and intrigues that have arisen around his person and his paintings.