Daily Dose Pick: Vision

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Vision, Margarethe von Trotta’s film about 12th-century Benedictine nun Hildegard von Bingen, presents the life of a powerful woman in an age ruled by men.

Featuring a brilliant lead performance by Barbara Sukowa, along with a fine supporting cast, and beautifully shot in an original medieval cloister, von Trotta’s latest feature constructs a painterly picture of a Christian mystic, composer, poet, and playwright who possessed an incredible thirst for knowledge and an intense desire to share it.

Visit the official movie site, read an interview with the director, learn more about the life of Hildegard von Bingen, and catch Vision at New York’s Film Forum in October and LA’s Laemmle Theatres next month.

Click through below for a gallery of images from the film.

Barbara Sukowa as Hildegard von Bingen

Barbara Sukowa as Hildegard von Bingen and Paula Kalenberg as Sister Clara

Hanna Herzsprung as Richardis von Stade

Sunnyi Melles as the mother of Richardis

Barbara Sukowa as Hildegard von Bingen and Heino Ferch as Brother Volmar

Hanna Herzsprung (center) as Richardis von Stade, with Barbara Sukowa (left) as Hildegard and Lena Stolze (right) as Sister Jutta.