Religion. The film industry have certainly never shied away from the subject. From Angels and Demons and Doubt, to lighter films like Sister Act, cinema is no stranger to well-loved and even feared religious figures who have cropped up on our screens over the years.
One such movie is To The Wonder starring Javier Bardem as Father Quintana. Written and directed by Terrence Malick the film follows Marina and Neil. After visiting Mont Saint-Michel, the pair settle in Oklahoma where they run into problems with their relationship. Marina finds solace in the company of a priest, Bardem, who is struggling with a crisis of faith, while Neil sees fit to renew ties with a childhood friend.
To celebrate the release of To The Wonder on DVD & Blu-ray on the 17 June, we figured why not take a look at cinema’s best portrayals of priests in film? Starting with Javier Bardem as Father Quintana in Terrence Malick’s poetic meditation on love, doubt and conflict.
Read our review of To The Wonder here.