VISION:FROM THE LIFE OF HILDEGARD VON BINGEN - DVD

VISION: FROM THE LIFE OF HILDEGARD VON BINGEN - DVD

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VISION:
FROM THE LIFE OF HILDEGARD VON BINGEN

Lushly shot in original medieval cloisters of the fairytale-like German countryside, Vision is the profoundly inspirational portrait of Hildegard von Bingen, a woman who has emerged from the shadows of history as a forward-thinking and iconoclastic pioneer of the faith, change, and enlightenment. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist and ecological activist. Reuniting with recurrent star Barbara Sukowa, New German Cinema auteur Margarethe von Trotta brings the story of this extraordinary figure to cinematic life. In a staggering performance, Sukowa portrays Hildegard's fierce determination to expand the responsibilities of nuns within the order, even as she fends off outrage from some in the Church over the visions she claims to receive from God. She was truly a woman ahead of her time.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
- 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
- A booklet with Hildegard historical timeline and interviews with von Trotta and Sukowa

Product Details:
Actor: Barbara Sukowa
Directors: Margarethe von Trotta
Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: German
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Unrated)
Studio: Zeitgeist Films
DVD Release Date: April 19, 2011
Run Time: 111 minutes