Lillies of the Field

(I originally posted this at The American Catholic, and I thought the film mavens of Almost Chosen People might enjoy it.)

My bride and I watched Lillies of the Field (1963) on Friday evening.  It had been decades since I last watched it, and I had forgotten just how funny and moving it was.  Sidney Poitier richly deserved his best actor Oscar for his performance.  Lilia Skala as the Mother Superior of the East German nuns, refugees from behind the Iron Curtain, gives a mesmerizing portrayal of a woman who is capable of accomplishing the seemingly impossible because of her indomitable faith.

A film worth seeing many times.

 

Published in: on August 12, 2020 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Lillies of the Field  
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