A town cursed with barren women and famine is saved by a miracle birth to an old, ugly woman: the Mother. Immediately afterwards, the old woman's Daughter (Ormond) claims to have delivered the baby herself in a virgin birth. She imprisons the Mother and begins to exploit the Baby by selling blessings to the desperate townspeople of Mâcon.

  1. Peter Greenaway

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Julia Ormond

    Julia Ormond

    The Daughter

  2. Ralph Fiennes

    Ralph Fiennes

    The Bishop's Son

  3. Philip Stone

    Philip Stone

    The Bishop

  4. Jonathan Lacey

    Cosimo Medici

  5. Celia Gregory

    Celia Gregory

    The Mother Superior

Full Cast & Crew

The Baby of Mâcon
The Baby of Mâcon


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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 4, 1994


    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

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