A documentary film produced by Dr Louise Nelstrop (Lecturer in Theology, St Benet's Hall) has won best documentary at the Love Story Film Festival.
Complete Surrender is a short documentary film that explores love and why five artists have turned to two female medieval mystics, Marguerite Porete and Hadewijch, finding in them kindred voices that help them express contemporary concerns, particularly around the issue of love. The film follows famous five artists: Anne-Mie Van Kerkhoven, an installation artist, Wim Henderickx, a composer, Aline Kiner, an author, An Pierlé, a pianist/singer-song writer, and Henrik Vanden Abeele, a classically trained pianist, singer and leader of the vocal ensemble Psallentes, as they recount their engagement with these mystics on love and desire.
Overview and trailer: https://lovestoryfilmfestival.online/complete-surrender
The essay out of which the project grew:
Winner's page: https://lovestoryfilmfestival.online/love-story-2020-award-winners
Video interview: https://lovestoryfilmfestival.com/festival-live-2
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