Emerging from murky waters, like the lotus flower, the three powerful movies recommended below, represent awakening, transformation, and self-awareness. The result is one like the pure lotus revealing awe, beauty, and faithfulness.
1-The Mission (1986; starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons)-Spanish Jesuit missionaries travel to remote villages in South America with the mission of converting the natives to Christianity. However, when Portuguese colonizers attempt to enslave the indigenous people and the Spanish representatives rule in favor of the colonists, the Jesuit missionaries are determined to not give up on the mission and to follow God’s will.
2-Maudie (2016; starring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins)-An intelligent yet severely arthritic woman yearns for independence from her controlling brother and aunt. Responding to an advertisement for work, she achieves her independence and true talent, as well as forging new relationships.
3-Queen of Katwe (2016; starring David Oyelowo and Madina Nalwanga)-Phiona, a poor and hungry young girl, daughter of a single mother, sells corn on the streets to help her family. Curious about the daily escapades of her brother she follows him deeper into the slums of Africa. This little girl’s life is changed forever. Checkmate.
My husband and I are always looking for impactful movies to add to our movie night list. I would love to get some recommendations from YOU!
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