Dona Gracia

original title:

Dona Gracia

directed by:

country:

France/Italy

year:

2021

format:

colour

status:

Development/Pre-production (23/09/2020)

A sprawling period drama about Gracia Mendes Nasi. Although her legacy is not well-known, Doña Gracia was a heroic figure who escaped persecution in 16th century Lisbon and became a prominent figure in the politics of the Ottoman Empire as well as one of the wealthiest Jewish women of Renaissance Europe. She used her wealth to save hundreds of converted Jews from the Inquisition.
(Source: Variety.com)