Faith Films: Nun’s Story, Shoes of the Fisherman,Miracle of Our Lady Fatima

In time for the Easter holiday season, the Warner DVD collection features three tales of spiritual discovery which celebrate lives of purpose and inspiration: The Nuns Story, The Shoes of the Fisherman and The Miracle of Our Lady Fatima.

Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud are among the top stars of the films; bonus features include the vintage featurette The Shoes of the Fisherman and theatrical trailers.

The Nuns Story (1959):

The Nuns Story is an interesting chronicle of the seldom-seen world behind convent walls. Audrey Hepburn plays Sister Luke, a nun whose life journey leads her to a much-desired position as a surgical nurse in a Belgian Congo missionary hospital. After she returns to her native Belgium, World War II breaks out and she finds her commitment seriously tested–torn between the pull of the Resistance and the churchs neutrality. Directed by four-time Oscar-winner Fred Zinnemann (“From Here to Eternity”), The Nuns Story earned eight Oscar nominations including Best Picture.

Special Features:
Theatrical trailer
Languages: English & Franais
Subtitles: English, Franais & Espaol (feature film only).

The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968):

From Morris L. Wests bestseller, The Shoes of the Fisherman is both a tale of geopolitical intrigue and a look at Vatican procedure. Anthony Quinn plays a newly-freed Russian political prisoner thrust into the spotlight as Pope Kiril Lakota. Laurence Olivier, Oskar Werner, John Gielgud, David Janssen and Leo McKern enrich a production that was nominated for two Oscars and won a Golden Globe for Alex Norths score.

Special Features:
Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
Vintage featurette The Shoes of the Fisherman
Theatrical trailer
Languages: English & Franais
Subtitles: English, Franais & Espaol (Feature Film Only)

The Miracle of Our Lady Fatima (1952):

This movie thoughtfully recreates the 1917 actual events that brought hope and new religious fervor to a war-ravaged world. Three peasant youths in Fatima, Portugal see the vision of a woman in a cloud of light offering words of devotion and prophecy. The children face torture by the anticlerical government, but they are soon embraced by the faithful masses drawn by the promise of a miracle. Director John Brahm skillfully balances simplicity and spectacle, powerfully supported by Max Steiners Oscar-nominated score.

Special Features:
Theatrical trailer
Languages: English & Franais
Subtitles: English, Franais & Espaol (feature film only)