Thursday, December 9, 2010

Two Pope Films

We have recently watched both of these and loved both of them, although Karol tells more of his early life and uses one actor for all of the pope scenes. I had never watched either one of these and our teen daughter is responsible for requesting them and bringing such historical wonderful movies into our home! Highly, highly recommended--our whole family was enthralled!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


I remember watching this film in Brazil with my mother and siblings... long ago. Last night we watched it, and even the teens and Husband enjoyed it! It is in German with subtitles and it is funny, dynamic and theatrical and the subtitles did not them. The film is based on the life of Empress Elizabeth of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, and it is the ultimate princess movie with the gorgeous dresses, the romance, the palaces and settings, and culminating with a huge Catholic wedding in Vienna. The film is a trilogy and we will watch the second one tonight!