A notable TV series about life and tribulations of the famous Carmelist nun who had transcendental experiences
This series formed by eight episodes concerns Saint Teresa de Ávila who founded a lot of convents of the Order of Discalced Carmelitas , being very good played by Concha Velasco and a great plethora of secondaries.The series deals with the creating of convents and her struggling against all odds to reform the Order of Carmelites in XVI century, Spain. Teresa was named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI . Along the way she would write several religious works and self-biographic books and would reform the Carmelites order , while seeking God and spiritual peace . His books , which include her autobiography : The life of Teresa de Jesus and her seminal works : The Interior Castle and The way of Perfection are an integral part of Spanish Renaissance as well as Christian mysticism and Christian meditation practices. At the same time his confrontation to the Carmelitas priests and opposition to powerful people as Ana López de Mendoza , Princess Eboli : Patricia Adriani. As it regards her relationships with other nuns : Silvia Munt , Virginia Mataix , Marina Saura, Paloma Cela , Alicia Sanchez and priests as Saint Juan de la Cruz : Emilio Gutiérrez Caba , Father Damian : Tony Isbert , Father Francisco de Borja .After a period of sacrifice and pray in which she embraces a deeper devotion to God and Virgen Maria , she claims to have visions with Jesús , attracting the Inquisition with her biographic writings , all of them in times of Protestant Reform and religious pursue. In the cloister, Teresa suffered greatly from illness , early in her beginnings , as she experienced periods of religious ecstasy through the use of devotional books and prays .Teresa became firmly convinced that Jesús Christ presented himself to her in body form , though invisible , and she equally suffered a brief ascetic ascending.
This is an excellent series , being an inlightful and spectacular portrayal of the greatest religious woman , made in big budget and in which Concha Velasco gives a portentous acting. The series packs a lot of historical remarks , adding important roles of the Spaniard history as San Juan de la Cruz , Francisco De Borja , and Princess of Eboli . It contains an atmospheric and adequate cinematography by Francisco Fraile .Including breathtaking scenarios and great production design by Rafael Palmero. As well as a sensitive and evocative musical score by Jose Nieto.The motion picture was very well directed by Josefina Molina.
Other movies regarding this great figure as historical as religious are the followings : 1962 Teresa de Jesús by Juan de Orduña with Aurora Bautista , Alfredo Mayo , Antonio Duran , José Maria Caffarel , Maria Luz Galicia . Teresa cuerpo de Cristo by Ray Loriga with Paz Vega , Leonor Watling , Geraldine Chaplin , Manuel Moron , Francesc Garrido . Teresa 2015 by Jorge Dorado with Maria Álvarez , Carla Diaz, Terele Pávez , Antonio de la Torre , Aitana Sánchez Girón .
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