The book of Acts
Walk with the risen Lord. Watch as He is taken up into heaven. Experience the transforming power of Pentecost and catch the fire as God uses the passion of Peter (James Brolin) and John (Andre` Jacobs) to send the flame of faith racing throughout Jerusalem and around the world. Luke's powerful narrative brings to vivid life the compassionate love that unites believers across the ages.
You've seen the stories of Abraham, Joseph, and Moses -- and now the story of John the Apostle comes alive on the screen as never before as Richard Harris takes the role of the biblical figure in this effort from filmmaker Raffaele Mertes. In 90 A.D., the Roman emperor launches a fierce campaign against the Christians, and John is being held captive for his efforts to spread the gospel. When a young Christian named Irene arrives with hopes of visiting the last surviving witness of the Lord's passion, John entrusts her with a written record of his divine visio...
"Three Parables" is a significant achievement and progress in the Orthodox cinema. Viewers can engage with the film that shows in three segments the story that feeds the soul. The stories are told honestly, with warmth and humor. The first story - "Strange obedience" will not only laugh, but will force you to get in a position of the main character think about the sin of pride and Christian values of humility and modesty. The story continues as interesting as its beginning. "Oh, God, do you not hear us!" exclaims a priest in a different story. "People come to church and pray to you, but their life does not get better."...
Part of a four volume video Bible series, SOLOMON is the tale of the king of Israel who rules his land with love, peace, and respect. When he meets the Queen of Sheba, her beauty and charm immediately smite ... Full Descriptionhim, and he falls hopelessly in love. Against his wishes and desires, she must return to her homeland, leaving the King in a state of deep depression, inevitably leading his kingdom to the verge of collapse.
The fundamental nature, history, aesthetics and symbolism of the icon have a pivotal place for the understanding of the Orthodox faith, but also of the national cultures of the countries of the "Byzantine Commonwealth".
The TV series "The Icon" was filmed in a high production standard, modeled after similar series on the global level, with a somewhat more artistic, "warmer" approach, suitable to the topic.
Most - The Bridge
Most (czech for "The bridge') is a beautiful Oscar nominated movie and winner of many prestigious film festivals. It tells the story of the close relationship between a bridge operator (Vladimir Javorsky) and his son (Lada Ondrej) and the fateful day when both try to head off an impending rail disaster.
Biblical, made-for-cable film about Joseph, the youngest and favorite son of Jacob, sold into slavery in Egypt by his jealous brothers, who becomes, through intelligence and common sense, one of the Pharaoh's most trusted servants.
A fine dramatization of the Old Testament tale of Jacob's son who rose to power in Egypt, much to the dismay (and chagrin) of his ten older brothers.
A rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for a thousand years.
Gospel of John
The best-loved but least understood of the gospels, John presents a uniquely human portrait of courage and passion encompassing Jesus' entire three-year ministry, the final years of his life.Intimate and reflective, THE GOSPEL OF JOHN offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the incomparable life and times of Jesus Christ.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE.
Pavel Lungin's new Russian film OSTROV ("Island") has taken Russia by storm and made quite an impression at Sundance. Is this film about Orthodox Christian spirituality really worth the hype or is its appeal very limited. Ostrov is worth every second of your time! It is beautiful, touching, and truly profound. The basic plot is about Anatoli, a young Russian boiler-stoker during W W II. Captured by the Nazis, he chooses the coward's route and shoots his Captain to save himself. The Nazis still bow up his barge and he washes ashore on a tiny island monastery in the Barents Sea. Thi...