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Vision (Aka Vision: Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen) (2010)

6 November 2010 11:45 PM, PDT | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Written and directed by Margarethe von Trotta

Featuring Barbara Sukowa, Hannah Herzsprung, Mareile Blendl, Lena Stolze, Heino Ferch, Annika

Hildegard von Bingen was a 12th-century abbess who really pissed off the men around her.

The world of the 11th-century was one in which the overreaching arms of the patriarchal Catholic church controlled every aspect of women’s (and most men’s) lives; a woman was told when she can have sex, with whom, and for what purposes. She was told what power she could have in her family and who she must obey (men). And for a nun in the middle ages, it was a dozen times worse. Nuns were the bottom of the rung, and still are, in the catholic church, beholden to their male leaders *cough* oppressors. That’s why the story of Hildegard von Bingen, thankfully still in existence due to numerous volumes dictated by the nun herself, »

- Superheidi

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Margerethe von Trotta-Barbara Sukowa's Vision: Life of Hildegard von Bingen to Open in Los Angeles

25 October 2010 2:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Barbara Sukowa as Hildegard von Bingen in Vision Margarethe von Trotta's Vision, Official Selection at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, will open (via Zeitgeist Films) in Los Angeles at the Laemmle theaters on November 12. A national release will follow. In Vision, two-time European Film Award nominee Barbara Sukowa plays Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th-century Benedictine nun who was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist and ecological activist. Vision is the fourth feature-film collaboration between writer-director von Trotta and star Sukowa. Their prior joint effort, L'africana, was released in 1990. The first von Trotta-Sukowa effort, Die Bleierne Zeit / Marianne and Juliane, won the Golden Lion at the 1981 Venice Film Festival. Von Trotta was the first female director to take home that award. Also in the Vision cast: Heino Ferch, Gerald Alexander Held, Hannah Herzsprung, Annemarie Düringer and Lena Stolze. Photo: Zeitgeist Films »

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Vision (Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen) | Review

14 October 2010 9:14 PM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Director: Margarethe von Trotta Writer: Margarethe von Trotta Starring: Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Gerald Alexander Held, Paula Kalenberg, Sunnyi Melles, Annemarie Düringer, Devid Striesow, Annika, Katinka Auberger Hildegard von Bingen (Barbara Sukowa) is a 12th-century Benedictine nun-turned-magistra -- as well as a seer, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, scientist, naturalist and herbalist -- who is often revered as an early feminist icon. Sent to Disibodenberg Cloister at age 8 (many historians claim von Bingen was not cloistered until age 14), von Bingen is placed in the care of the magistra of the cloister, Jutta (Lena Stolze). Upon Jutta's death, von Bingen is elected as magistra of the cloister. After one of her nuns becomes pregnant at Disibodenberg, von Bingen and about twenty nuns move into the newly constructed St. Rupertsberg monastery -- von Bingen’s loyal confident and teacher Volmar (Heino Ferch) serves as their provost. Vision is reminiscent of director »

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