Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen Reviews

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March 3, 2011
March 3, 2011
February 3, 2011
There was obviously much to this woman, yet somehow Visions feels curiously empty feeling.
December 17, 2010
Vision is shot through with issues of power - personal, political, spiritual. Which makes it a terrifically resonant work.
December 3, 2010
Barbara Sukowa brings her veteran presence to the role, and nicely fuses its dual nature, holy instrument and holy terror, the passive vessel of a higher power and the active force of the good mother.
November 24, 2010
Although this true story offers numerous opportunities for skepticism and irony, director Margarethe von Trotta accords Hildegard the respect of a proto-feminist forebear and frames her in golden light like a Vermeer painting.
February 17, 2015
It is a memorable, beautiful film.
July 1, 2013
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.
June 12, 2012
Sukowa gives Hildegard intriguing complexity and an almost irresistible charisma ... but the great [film] about this woman who embraced faith, art, and science is yet to arrive.
August 12, 2011
Vision, a somber but beautifully rendered story of the life of 12th-century mystic Hildegard von Bingen, isn't a religious movie so much as a movie about people who take religion seriously.
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