Complete Surrender, a documentary film produced by Dr Louise Nelstrop (Lecturer in Theology, St Benet's Hall) has won best documentary at the Love Story Film Festival in London.
Complete Surrender is a short documentary film that explores love and why five artists have turned to two female medieval mystics, Marguerite Porete and Hadewijch, finding in them kindred voices that help them express contemporary concerns, particularly around the issue of love. The film follows famous five artists: Anne-Mie Van Kerkhoven, an installation artist, Wim Henderickx, a composer, Aline Kiner, an author, An Pierlé, a pianist/singer-song writer, and Henrik Vanden Abeele, a classically trained pianist, singer and leader of the vocal ensemble Psallentes, as they recount their engagement with these mystics on love and desire.
Complete Surrender grew out of an essay - you can read it here: Complete Surrender Essay
Click here to view information about all the award winners. You can follow the film's Facebook page here, and watch a video interview about Complete Surrender here.