To a world in which celebrities betray a need for saints, and where adverts fill the void where the shaping stories of old used to flourish, Christians bring a vision of hope.
Gemma Simmonds CJ looks at the life and writings of a woman of 'heroic virtue' who wanted to secure a better role for women in the Church and in society, and at how this struggle continues today.
Director: Mat Whitecross
Starring: Andy Serkis, Ray Winstone, Olivia Williams, NaomieHarris, Mackenzie Crook, Noel Clarke
UK Release date: 8 January 2010
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga,Anna Kendrick
UK Release date: 15 January 2010
Certificate: 15 (109 mins)
Anyone who has ever watched someone they love suffer can relate to the Virgin of Sorrows. It is not only that the sacred has been made real, but the reality of our own lives has been made present.
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