In 1917, three shepherd children living just outside Fatima, Portugal have visions of a lovely lady in a cloud. The anticlerical government wishes to squelch the Church; reports of ... See full summary »
Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure - and indeed... See full summary »
In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »
One of the few (if any at the time this film was made) films shot in England with New York City's 'Little Italy" as the locale. This was Edward Dmytryk's first film after he had refused to ... See full summary »
Joseph of Cupertino, a simple young man thought by many in his village to be an idiot, is pressured to enter a monastery. He does so, and surprises everyone by passing the entrance exam to study for the priesthood. But this is only the first of many surprises from the man who would become Saint Joseph Cupertino.Written by
Dan Navarro <email@example.com>
[looking after Giuseppe]
The senseless man seeks in vain for wisdom. Proverbs: 14.
True. But the fear of the Lord is training for wisdom, and humility goes before honors. Proverbs: 15.
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Opening Credits include: "The story you are about to see is true in its essential details" and "Cupertino, Italy 1623" See more »
I regard this as one of the most significant movies I have ever seen. Perhaps even more meaningful because I had never heard of it and did not expect it to be so beautiful at so many levels. The story of Saint Joseph of Cupertino, as it is described here, is a triumph of blessed simplicity, innocence and childlike sainthood. The emphasis, far from being on the saint's miraculous and spectacular levitations, is rather, as I see it, on the contrast between the way of spontaneous spirituality and the path of spiritual discipline, with the two being luminously reconciled throughout the movie. I believe this film can reach the hearts of many, believers and non-believers, providing space both for tears and laughter. In some way it looks as a Christian version of "Being There" and "Forrest Gump". I hope and trust it will also be available as DVD.
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