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Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen Reviews

March 3, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 3, 2011
There was obviously much to this woman, yet somehow Visions feels curiously empty feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 17, 2010
Vision is shot through with issues of power - personal, political, spiritual. Which makes it a terrifically resonant work.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
November 18, 2010
It's hard to muster more than curious indifference to Margarethe von Trotta's "Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen."
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2010
What we have here is the story of a very cool nun from a thousand years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 11, 2010
[A] superbly rendered and deeply absorbing religious drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 4, 2010
Here's a rarity: a reverent, respectful biography of a medieval Benedictine nun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 4, 2010
A gorgeously filmed, surprisingly tough-minded portrait of the 12th-century Benedictine nun, scholar, mystic, and composer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 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
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.