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John Henry Newman movie to focus on the priesthood

Italian writer and director Liana Marabini brings us “The Unseen World,” which she says is a story of chastity and spirituality. ; ; ;Liana Marabini Director of “The Unseen World”“Well it?s a film that I dreamt about because I love so much Newman, I would like to share him with other people, with laypeople but also with priests. ; Because Newman was above all, a wonderful priest.”It?s a film that attracted actor Murray Abraham who won an Oscar for his role in the 1984 film “Amadeus.” It?s also a film that focuses largely on the trials of the priesthood. ;Liana Marabini Director of “The Unseen World”“The wonderful priests that during the history, during the centuries, make the Church a huge institution, a huge moral and spiritual institution.” The title “The Unseen World” is meant to represent the metaphysical state of contact between man and God. ; Something that Newman often referred to in his writings. ;Liana Marabini Director of “The Unseen World”“A film is a very good tool to have evangelize the culture and the world. ; It?s exactly what we need now, we need God in our lives in order to live better, to be more successful, to be happier.”“The Unseen World” is being filmed in Rome and England and is set to be released in mid-2011.AE-BN