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An Act of Faith

UK, 1962 (MIFF 1963, Religious Art)

Director: Robin Whitworth

The film shows first the bombing of Coventry and the destruction of the old cathedral; we then follow the construction of the new cathedral, step by step, from the laying of the foundation stone in 1956. The works of art, stained glass, tapestry, etc. which adorn it are also seen in the making.

See also...

Paradise Lost

Italy, 1948
A filmic synthesis derived from the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. An ingenious and disquieting production which traces the impact of sin from its first appearance in the Garden of Eden. ... More »

Two Baroque Churches in Germany

USA, 1957
Two baroque churches flash past in a blinding and colourful array of cherubs, altars, cornices, statues, ceilings, all ornamented in the fashion dear to baroque. ... More »

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