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#41 Kusanagi

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 09:12 PM

The coptics do quite a lot of Lives of the saints, it is good to watch if you can ignore the cheesyness.

There is a new Alexander Nevsky film from 2008.

There also a Prince Vladimir cartoon from 2008 as well i think.

Also there is St Stephen the Great (Romanian one) Forgot the title but its on youtube.

Also for Janice the St Nikolai DVD is region free, but you can find it on youtube and also there is a place to download the entire DVD for free if you know where to look.

There is also a DVD on Mt Athos with interviews with Romanian monks. I think its just called Mt Athos, i havent seen it for sell for ages and its with English subs.

Also just released is a DVD on St John of Shanghai its a short testament type DVD its enjoyable to watch.

I think classic films like the 10 Commandments should be good to watch.

Hollywood has a few films but i havent really seen them like Demetrius and the Gladiators
Samson and the Philistines or was it called Samson and Delilah ( cant remember it was shown in UK early this year)

#42 Nicolaj

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 06:14 PM

I have seen the film about saint vladimir, very nice!

And I like very much a documentary dvd on the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, very moving.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 06:31 PM

There is a film on the Battle of Kosovo, which also the name of the film.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 10:40 AM

"Aleksander Nevsky" by Sergey Eisenstein.

Watch old Russian video about great Russian prince and saint with English subtitles:

http://video.kylekee...-by-sergey.html

#45 Alexander Vernet

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 06:03 PM

Hi Nina,

Thanks for your answer. I have read before about a man who took out his eyes because a woman had liked them. I don't remember exactly who it was, but I believe it was part of the story of a city who were praying for something (I think they were under Muslim occupation and threatened to be converted by force). He was a goldsmith, also working on church objects. A woman came to him with a ring and tried to lead him into temptation admiring his eyes. That's why he took them out. Then the whole city fasted, prayed and had a procession with the icons. The miracle asked for took place and that was thanks to that young man. Maybe you know more than me?

Cristina


This is very disturbing. Literally gouging out your eyes just because a woman had liked them is not Orthodox and is totally against Christian teaching. It is self mutilation.

#46 Alexander Vernet

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 06:06 PM

The coptics do quite a lot of Lives of the saints, it is good to watch if you can ignore the cheesyness.

There is a new Alexander Nevsky film from 2008.

There also a Prince Vladimir cartoon from 2008 as well i think.

Also there is St Stephen the Great (Romanian one) Forgot the title but its on youtube.

Also for Janice the St Nikolai DVD is region free, but you can find it on youtube and also there is a place to download the entire DVD for free if you know where to look.

There is also a DVD on Mt Athos with interviews with Romanian monks. I think its just called Mt Athos, i havent seen it for sell for ages and its with English subs.

Also just released is a DVD on St John of Shanghai its a short testament type DVD its enjoyable to watch.

I think classic films like the 10 Commandments should be good to watch.

Hollywood has a few films but i havent really seen them like Demetrius and the Gladiators
Samson and the Philistines or was it called Samson and Delilah ( cant remember it was shown in UK early this year)


I can't agree with the last part of this post. 'Classic' Hollywood films such as the 10 Commandments grossly distort the scriptures. Do yourself a favor and stick to scriptures themselves.

#47 Kusanagi

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:13 PM

Mr Alex i think you should reread what i wrote especially the last line

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:27 PM

There is a film on Elder Philotheos Zervakos that is due to be released and a film about a group of friends encounters with St Nectarios as well.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 07:42 PM

Just found this: http://www.stninofilm.com/

the trailer seems Hollywood type and well made.

#50 Bess Crider

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 11:17 PM

By far, our favorite "Orthodox" movie is The Island, which won a Golden Eagle award as the best Russian Film in 2006. This film was mentioned in an earlier post but no-one commented on it at all. It takes place in a monastery in Russia, where a man is dealing with the mistakes of his past through prayer and service. Some say that it is the most accurate portrayal of monastic life on film. (My Russian friends do not like this movie because they feel it has shown something that is too private!)

But my family, including my 20 year old daughter, has loved this film so much that we purchased a copy, watched it multiple times, and shared it widely among our friends (Orthodox and non-o). What moves me so profoundly, is the contemplation of what our sufferings produce in our lives.

The film is in Russian with subtitles, but the dialog is sparse, so that should be no barrier to the viewer. Here is a Wikipedia link for further info: http://en.wikipedia....land_(2006_film)

#51 Paul Cowan

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 01:31 AM

By far, our favorite "Orthodox" movie is The Island, which won a Golden Eagle award as the best Russian Film in 2006. This film was mentioned in an earlier post but no-one commented on it at all.


Actually, there is an entire thread devoted to it.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:12 AM

I watched and suggest you to watch the film for Alejandro Amenábar's Agora a film on the life of philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria.

http://www.impantokr...3C02F38.en.aspx



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Posted 26 July 2010 - 03:24 PM

I heard that film is very very antichristian no?

http://www.johnsanid...anda-piece.html

http://www.johnsanid...ovie-agora.html

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:45 PM

I heard that film is very very antichristian no?


Don't say that! Here's the story of one such amazing person with a heart of gold - Hypatia....even if she herself proclaims to be a pagan.

It is not dogmatically but idea of intellectual inquiry , science, freedom, superstition, fundamentalism and political expediency.

Our society has major ethical - christian problems:" a person's a person, no matter how small".

#55 Kusanagi

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 10:47 AM

But wasnt St Cyril portrayed as a bad guy?

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 08:56 PM

But wasnt St Cyril portrayed as a bad guy?

Yes! But these film are not intended to reflect current historical doctrine and documents because actual historical figures are seen in a much different light....there was no historical evidence that Cyril had anything to do with the murder of Hypatia.

Film trying to articulate what to be the fundamental importance of the moral issues of our time. Because I believe people should be respected for being different because we're all different in our own ways. This I believe. ...Christians must reject violence and make peace with every nation - in our time.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:35 PM

I found this today

http://www.nathanlee...t_Projects.html

Orthodox Film maker planning to make the life of St Moses the Black

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:08 PM

Also to add just found this its an old Greek film of St Eustathios, there are no subtitles.

http://www.johnsanid...idas-movie.html

#59 Cristina Novakovic

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:23 PM

Hi

Sorry, I haven't visited this page in a long time. In case this info hasn't been posted before, here are some new films:

1. The Priest. Absolutely WONDERFUL and a definite must see. Available at in Russian with Romanian subtitles. Perhaps it is also available in English. If you find a link or a DVD please let me know.

2. Angel’s Chapel. From the director of Ostrov. Perhaps not as good, but still nice. Available at in Russian with English subtitles.

3. The Miracle. True story about a miracle of St Nicholas. The images are quite grim. Available at in Russian with Romanian subtitles.

4. The Czar. Very hard to digest, but interesting. Available at http://filmeortodoxe...tarul-2009.html in Russian with Romanian subtitles.

5. When we label people. Nice cartoon with great teaching http://ramurainflori...-pe-oameni.html in English and Romanian

6. The Master’s Touch. Watch till the end. Available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T-oJQaTvDw&feature=player_embedded

7. The Delivery. interesting and motivating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0jcu6nHccM&feature=player_embedded - visual

Hope you enjoy these.

With love in Christ,
Cristina

#60 Cristina Novakovic

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:50 PM

I've also liked the following:

Doubt - with Meryl Streep - on a Catholic subject but with good teachings on judgement, love, peace, slander, fear

An unbelievable talk in English by an abortion survivor: http://ramurainflori...nna-jessen.html eye-opener + motivating for those who feel weak

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler - about love even unto ultimate personal sacrifice




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