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O somma luce

Directed by Jean-Marie Straub
France, 2010


“The end of paradise on earth.” –Jean-Marie Straub

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O somma luce
Directed by Jean-Marie Straub

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival


The New York Film Festival


Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2011 | Trayectorias

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  • Brotherdeacon's rating of the film O somma luce

    Jean-Marie Straub has chosen one of the greatest excerpts of world literature, the final stanzas of Dante's trilogy the Divine Comedy, as the text for O somma luce. From this section of the third book, Il Paradiso, Dante finally confronts the thorny knot of the Holy Trinity, not merely in the theological dicta of Aquinas, but in the reality of a pilgrim actually culminating and finding interior communion with