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Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

Released Oct 13, 2010 1h 50m Biography Drama List
83% Tomatometer 40 Reviews 71% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Gifted writer, composer, herbalist and more, a Benedictine nun (Barbara Sukowa) works to expand the status and responsibilities of women within her order. Read More Read Less

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Beautifully filmed and suitably reverent, Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen examines the life of the 12th-century mystic and finds compelling modern parallels.

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John Anderson America Magazine It is a memorable, beautiful film. Feb 17, 2015 Full Review Nicolas Rapold Film Comment Magazine Perhaps unsurprisingly, Vision is didactic and a bit stilted-although to be fair, so are most mainstream biopics rehashing historical events more familiar than this one, which presents its subject as a rousing protofeminist. Jul 1, 2013 Full Review V.A. Musetto New York Post Rated: 3/4 Mar 3, 2011 Full Review Joanne Laurier World Socialist Web Site Von Trotta's film is competently made, with impressive lighting and design. Mar 4, 2021 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia As a religious drama, It captivates me when Von Trotta captures an austere, absorbing and very realistic portrait of the desire for female independence. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Dec 16, 2020 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row A lovely and lyrical film, and thanks to some striking production design and cinematography, it is a period piece that doesn't feel like a period piece. Rated: 3/4 Aug 5, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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cees t Surprisingly progressive and regressive. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting and stoic film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/04/20 Full Review Audience Member incredible film...must see for women of faith, feminists and history buffs Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member From what I have read about Hildegard von Bingen, she was a true visionary in her time. I was really looking forward to this film and learning more about her. While it is superbly acted, the film was surprisingly hollow. There seemed to be so much missing that would have given a better depth to the main character. A real letdown. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member very interesting and beautiful scenery Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Very complicated movie. Good to learn about the live if this composer. For many years I have listen her compositions. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Gifted writer, composer, herbalist and more, a Benedictine nun (Barbara Sukowa) works to expand the status and responsibilities of women within her order.
Director
Margarethe von Trotta
Producer
Markus Zimmer
Screenwriter
Margarethe von Trotta
Distributor
Zeitgeist
Production Co
ARD Degeto Film, Celluloid Dreams
Genre
Biography, Drama
Original Language
German
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 13, 2010, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 12, 2016
Box Office (Gross USA)
$431.9K
Runtime
1h 50m
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