The Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths University of London

Research Centre based in Sociology and run jointly with the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University, London

CPCT Research Seminar 2017/18 Film Screening: “Vision” by Margarethe von Trotta (2009)

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Film Screening: “Vision” by Margarethe von Trotta (2009)

Monday, 6 November 2017

4:00-7:00pm

RHB 137a

with discussion to follow.

“Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. 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.

In Vision, New German Cinema auteur Margarethe von Trotta (Marianne and JulianeRosa LuxemburgRosenstrasse) reunites with recurrent star Barbara Sukowa (ZentropaBerlin Alexanderplatz) to bring the story of this extraordinary woman to life. In a staggering performance, Sukowa portrays von Bingen’s fierce determination to expand the responsibilities of women within the order, even as she fends off outrage from some in the Church over the visions she claims to receive from God. Lushly shot in the original medieval cloisters of the fairytale-like German countryside, Vision is a profoundly inspirational portrait of a woman who has emerged from the shadows of history as a forward-thinking and iconoclastic pioneer of faith, change and enlightenment.”

 

For more information on this year’s CPCT Research Seminar, please visit this link.

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