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Jun 13, 2010

Review of Israeli film - Ushpizin

Our film & faith discussion group in Arborfield just viewed this excellent and entertaining film today. Here's Julie's review:

This delightful film will be especially appreciated by Jews, Christians and anyone who's curious about how believers in the Judeo-Christian God think he interacts with them. In the film, a devout couple is forced to confront an uncomfortable past, when obnoxious old friends come to visit. As these guests overstay their welcome, both the God-fearing couple and the guests come to a new understanding of God, and whether or not he can really change people for the better. While there are no easy solutions to these questions - and even more difficult is the living out of life in the in-between time - all come to see that God really does work in people's lives, sometimes by invitation and sometimes against our best efforts to shut him out...but always for good. This would be an excellent discussion film for a movie group, particularly for (but not limited to) those interested in how story and theology intersect. It would also be a great film for those who are curious about God but aren't yet ready to check out a synagogue, church or other "officially" religious place.

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