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The Sorceress, or Le Moine et la Sorcière (“The Monk and the Sorceress”), is a French film released in 1987. It was written by historian Pamela Berger and directed by Suzanne Schiffman. The film takes place in thirteenth-century France and…

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Anchoress is a little-known film that explores one a significant expression of spiritual devotion—that of female anchorites—during the high middle ages. Directed by Chris Newby, the film was released in the United Kingdom in 1993 and received…

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The life of nun St. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), centered on events concurrent with her visions and transition to a powerful leader in her community, particularly her mentorship of Richardis and her political maneuvering to relocate the convent…

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The Mission, an original screenplay directed by Roland Joffé, was released on October 31, 1986 after debuting at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Palme d’Or. With a budget of 24.5 million dollars, it made 17.2 million dollars at the US…

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Martin Scorsese’s Silence is a historical epic based on the 1966 book of the same name by Shusaku Endo. The main character is Sebastiao Rodrigues who details, through letters and narration, the persecution of Japanese Christian converts by the…

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Luther, released in the fall of 2003, tells the story of Martin Luther, one of the most important figures in the Reformation during the sixteenth century. Directed by Eric Till and partially funded by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, a noticeable…

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The 1948 film, Joan of Arc, follows the life of the Catholic saint Joan of Arc, dramatizing her hagiography from age sixteen to her death at age nineteen.  Directed by Victor Fleming, the film is,  quintessentially, a Hollywood film of its…

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Pope Joan (2009) tells the story of Johanna, a woman whose extraordinary life in the ninth century led her to disguise herself as a man and become Pope. It was based on Donna Woolfolk Cross’ 1996 novel Pope Joan, which was a bestseller. Despite…
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