Screening of Teresa (Jorge Dorado, 2015)

7:00pm - 9:00pm / Friday 27th October 2017 / Venue: Lecture Theatre B Central Teaching Hub
Type: Conference / Category: Department / Series: Liverpool Iberian & Latin American Film Festival
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  • Suitable for: Anybody interested in the topic, including university staff and students and members of the public.
  • Admission: FREE to attend for all. Please visit the University Online Store to register.
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A new look at the figure of St. Teresa of Avila. The plot of this film is brought to us through the eyes of a young girl in today’s world as she reads one of the most important works written by the Saint, The Book of Her Life.

Her eyes allow us to revisit Sister Teresa of Jesus’s early years at the Encarnación convent, to discover her love of finding a new way to approach faith, despite staunch opposition from the Inquisition, which hounded her, burned her manuscripts and put her on trial.

Teresa succeeded in imposing her way of living religion and of communicating with God and started important reformation work on founding what would be the first in a long list of Discalced Carmelite nunneries, the San José convent in Avila.”

View the film trailer here. Spanish film, displayed with English subtitles.

This film is part of the Liverpool Iberian & Latin American Film Festival, taking place from Thursday 26 October - Friday 3 November 2017.

This event is supported by the Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish Embassy