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EDITH STEIN: The Seventh Chamber

EDITH STEIN: The Seventh Chamber

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Morgenstern, Maria. A Moving, artistic portrayal of the life of Jewish philosopher, Catholic convert and Carmelite martyr, Edith Stein. Includes a 16-page booklet with a film essay and appreciation by Steven Greydanus and a Biography of Edith Stein by Carl Olson. Italian, Spanish & English subtitles, NSTC Region 1, approx. 110 mins. (Can be played in Europe or on a PC).
Premiered in 1995 at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the OCIC Prize from the International Catholic Organization for Cinema (Office Catholique International du Cinéma or OCIC, now SIGNIS), an award acknowledging achievement in “enhancing human values.” A special mention award (Elvira Notari Prize) was also given to the director, acclaimed Hungarian director Márta Mészáros, and to the star, Romanian Jewish actress Maia Morgenstern (The Passion of the Christ), who plays Edith Stein. The following year the film took top honors for cinematography at the Polish Film Festival.

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