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Hildegard of Bingen - a woman ahead of her time. A true forerunner. Deserved of a sainthood that has never been granted, yet her popularity and teachings have spanned the ages. Hildegard of Bingen’s musical, literary and philosophical works are still loved today and her influence in holistic medicine is growing. The first composer whose life we know about, she was also the first woman to write about female sexuality. Centuries later, masters such as Dante and Leonardo da Vinci were inspired by her works. Hildegard of Bingen was one of the most important inspirational female leaders from medieval times, responsible for bringing Europe out of the darkness and into the modern era of science and enlightenment.
Genre Biopic
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Margarethe von Trotta
Screenplay Margarethe von Trotta
Cinematography Axel Block
Cast Barbara Sukowa, Hannah Herzsprung, Heino Ferch, Alexander Held
Producer Markus Zimmer
Co-Producer Hengameh Panahi
Production Company Clasart Film/Munich, in co-production with ARD Degeto, Tele München/Munich, Celluloid Dreams/Paris
Runtime 111 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Telluride 2009, Toronto 2009, Rome 2009 (In Competition), Kerala 2009, Göteborg 2010, Miami 2010, Muestra de Cine Europeo Ciudad de Segovia 2014, Créteil 2018
Awards Bavarian Film Prize 2010 (Best Leading Actress)
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Hessen Invest
German Distributor Concorde Filmverleih

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