Friday, June 12, 2009

Filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta takes on Hildegard von Bingen

At the Goethe Institute site there's an interview with the filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta discussing her new film "Vision", based on the life of the nun Hildegard von Bingen.

I don’t always select my subjects in a particularly conscious way - it often happens that I come across a subject or a person from the here and now or from the past and I am suddenly captivated, but it then just peters out or I forget all about it. This is often the case with love – you meet somebody for just a moment and then, when you see them 20 years later, you realise just how fateful the encounter was; only then does it turn into a real relationship. That is how it was with Hildegard von Bingen.

Hopefully we'll get an opportunity to see this film in the U.S.

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