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Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen Reviews

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November 4, 2010
Trotta ... makes a choice to view Hildegard's life in its externals and reveal few of the thoughts behind her sometimes forbidding facade. We never know what she's thinking. That's tantalizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 22, 2010
Although von Trotta seems to regard von Bingen as some sort of medieval feminist precursor, there are enough fault lines in the portrayal to subvert hagiography.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 22, 2010
The film does a solid job of dramatizing her life and times, even if it's a bit too earnest at times for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 21, 2010
Writer/director/art director Margarethe von Trotta has made a film about a nun from the twelfth century that resonates today...a Renaissance woman in medieval times whose belief in her visions is tempered by her shrewdness in the political arena.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 21, 2010
...a must see film for both history and film buffs.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 20, 2010
Vision offers a wealth of information about twelfth-century life, both in and out of the Benedictine convent. What's missing is a sense of the woman behind the icon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2010
There are lengthy sections solely concerned with covering historical ground in which the platonic intimacy between the magistra and the pupil is completely forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 16, 2010
Although its claims about Hildegard's modernity and relevancy should be taken with a grain of salt, one readily imagines Vision attracting a cross-section of the curious, not limited to feminist cinephiles and true believers.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 15, 2010
Sukowa makes Hildegard a likable and charismatic woman who risks a great deal to do good in an environment that leaves women little room for self-expression. Her intelligence and enthusiasm make her a proto-feminist force to be reckoned with.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 13, 2010
Unafraid of her subject's complexity, von Trotta shows Bingen's weaknesses as part of her humanity, as in her attachment to novice Richardis von Stade, who rouses the other, narcissistic side of Bingen's will.
October 13, 2010
At last, a movie on religion that doesn't play like a sermon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 13, 2010
Von Trotta, an icon of the New German Cinema, doesn't have the technical chops for the fireworks you desire, so she settles for wan earnestness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 12, 2010
Vision is more immediate and immersive when dealing in the jealous attachments among sisters; when circumstance and politics tear Richardis from Hildegard, Sukowa's performance rears to towering heights of abjection.
October 5, 2010
A soulful and spirit filled German film about the extraordinary 12th century abbess, writer, teacher, music composer, herbalist, prophet and visionary.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 3, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 3, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 3, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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