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Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

A look at the life of an influential 12th-century Benedictine nun

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The conflict between a strong, eccentric female figure and church hierarchy is, unfortunately, a trope with great currency -- and a long history. Margarethe von Trotta's Vision is a biopic about Hildegard of Bingen, a visionary (and intellectual) Catholic saint who at times was at odds with her male counterparts in the German church. Hildegard is brought to life by actress Barbara Sukowa, and von Trotta, the noted German filmmaker. The film occasionally drags and isn't for those seeking fast-paced action. It's best left to those interested in the role of women in the medieval church, and in the church today. In German, with subtitles. Starts Fri., Dec. 10. Regent Square

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