At the beginning of the 17th century, Europe was on the eve of the outbreak of the largest religious war in its history. Conflicts between representatives of different religious denominations limited freedom of expression.
However, there was one man whose writings changed philosophical and theological thought and exerted a great influence on the literature and art of later times. This film, made in 2016, introduces the life and thought of Jacob Boehme.
The Life and Legacy of Jacob Boehme is the first biographical documentary about Jacob Boehme (1575–1624), one of the most interesting European thinkers and influential mystics of Western esotericism. The film explains the most important elements of Boehme’s writings, as well as presenting the extensive impact his ideas have made around the world. It does not shy away from touching on such important themes as literature, theology, and the history of philosophy.
Since its opening night on April 4th, 2016 in Zgorzelec (Poland),the film has received a warm reception in Poland and abroad. In April of 2018 it premiered in Germany with complete German dubbing. The DVD, with German dubbing and English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, French, Czech, and Arabic subtitles, will be available for purchase in 2020.
Trailer for the film: CLICK HERE
DVD (Polish or Czech version) can be ordered HERE
Here you can watch the film with English subtitles: CLICK HERE