Vision - From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen
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- Beautiful high-definition transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
- Telluride Film Festival Tribute and Q&A with director Margarethe von Trotta by actress Barbara Sukowa and professor Annette Insdorf
- Writer Gary Giddins' Telluride interview with von Trotta
- A conversation at the Goethe-Institut New York, with von Trotta and writer Robert Boyers, editor of humanities journal Salmagundi
- Original U.S. theatrical trailer
- Booklet with Hildegard historical timeline and interviews with von Trotta and Sukowa
Top Customer Reviews
Resisting the temptation to make the film into a piece of feminist propaganda, "Vision" portrays Hildegard as an obedient daughter of the Church. Her obedience is by no means mere childish acquiescence, as the vow of obedience is too often misconstrued, but an expression of a vibrant faith. St. Hildegard is not afraid to take a firm but charitable stand against injustice. She will brook no infractions of the Rule which protects the serene and disciplined life of her nuns. She is a true mother ready to fight to the death for her spiritual children.
Because of the film's commitment to authenticity there are many elements of medieval life, such as the custom of everyone embracing each other on the lips, which seems odd to modern sensibilities.Read more ›
What makes her portrayal so interesting in the movie is that she is not uni-dimensional. At various times Hildegard Von Bingen appears submissive or strong, compassionate or stern, independent and emotionally weak, hard headed and mystic. The power of the actresses performance is that Hildegard's thoughts are not necessarily the same as her actions.
I love the luscious historical background of those authentic, old European cloisters. Every moment, the film kept me breathless. This is a thinking persons' movie about the wonders of true religious spirituality.
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The film was riveting. Once I started watching it I was totally involved. It is not action packed yet the events are just as engrossing as an action movie. St. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
It was totally awesome
But I am prejudiced because Hidegard was my mother's name. Seriously she was a gifted woman. Read more
One of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I was just trolling for German language movies. Imagine my surprise at stumbling on a great movie that just happened to be in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gigiuno
I liked it the first time I watched it . The Church in her time was a whole lot different than now. I never really understood her visions and some of the early Church practices. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MEFF
Such a beautiful movie. I am so happy I took the time to watch it. You won't be disappointed.Published 1 month ago by Cheyenne Harris