Posted by: Christine | May 28, 2011

There Be Dragons – Movie Review

Childhood friends part and chose to see the world through different lenses during the Spanish Civil War. Manolo has connections and seeks to avoid letting anyone get the best of him and doesn’t see beyond the here and now. JoseMaria is a young priest who helps the poor and teaches his friends to foster peace. The film is based on the true story of St. JoseMaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, a movement to appreciate the sanctity of daily work done with love and trust. This film really makes a person ponder their own self and their spiritual and moral strengths and weaknesses. We can relate to the different characters in many ways, and we feel for them even when they make a wrong decision. This film has beautiful and captivating cinematography, and tells a historical story in a very engaging way. The narrative captures the essence of St. Escriva’s philosophy and makes it more of a tangible reality for the modern man. I highly recommend this movie!

This film is in limited release, so if it’s playing your local theater, get

there fast!  Otherwise, I’ll be purchasing it on DVD so I can re-watch it with friends.  Excellent film and a topic I love!

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