During Lent, we make it a point to deepen our faith. Sometimes we make an effort to watch movies about saints, and Bible Stories.
A couple of weeks ago, we watched the 3 hour Ignatius Press movie “Padre Pio”. Very compelling. It’s amazing to see that even priests do not have a simple life, and that the devil is at work in monasteries as well as in the secular world.
This weekend, we watched one we bought a while back, but hadn’t gotten around to. It’s a little-known movie based on the Book of Esther, called “One Night with a King”. It was produced by Sony, and I didn’t really have too much in the way of expectations, but having seen the DVD, and then read the book of Esther, I would have to say that the movie stays true to the Bible. All the major elements are there. Of course, there are things in the movie that aren’t in the Bible, for example, the book says that Esther was prepared for a year, being anointed with oils for 6 months… The Bible is sometimes short on details, and movies do need to fill in the blanks.
Anyway, I recommend this movie to those who want to see on-screen Bible movies, and to those who want to support Christian efforts to stay in the movie industry…