Thursday, 18th February: Stations of the Cross (15)

Original title: “Kreuzweg”

Germany  –  Drama  –  Year: 2014  –  Running time: 110 mins

Audience Feedback: Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.78 from 33 responses)

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A young woman is determined to offer her life to God.  Maria (Lea van Acken) prepares for her confirmation with other young people. Their church belongs to the Society of St. Paul, which rejects the liberalisations of the 2nd Vatican Council, holding to the Latin mass. Maria decides that she must endure the 14 Stations of the Cross, as Jesus did on the path to Golgotha. The fictitious Society is based on the real Society of St. Pius X that the German director and his sister/co-script writer had experienced.

Stations of the Cross appears to acknowledge the miraculous, even as it descends into hell on Earth.
Mark Kermode (Observer)

Director: Dietrich Brüggemann
Move (2012) / Run If You Can (2010)

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Stations of the CrossSelected UK Reviews:

Film4 (Nigel Floyd)
The List (Paul Gallagher) 

UK Theatrical trailer:

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