Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ignacio De Loyola (2016 film)

Ignacio De Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, according to religious history, was a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, who later became a priest since 1537, and a theologian who founded the Society of Jesus or Jesuits. In this remarkable, yet powerful, biopic depicting the life and times of a knight who became the founding father of the Jesuits, was told and this film is by no means a wonderful collaboration between the Philippines and Spain in the making of this film. Although the cast are all Spanish, including the lead actor Andreas Muñoz as the titular character, the crew behind the making of this religious film were mostly Filipino and such collaboration will bring faith-based moviegoers a glimpse of the St. Ignatius of Loyola they never knew from the history books.

Born from a noble Basque family, St. Ignatius of Loyola was once a soldier but when he was seriously injured in the war, he gave up his will of being a soldier, became a servant of God, and he established the Jesuits for the greater glory of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Just by looking at the whole film, you can feel the powerful undertones reeling in the powerful memoir of the soldier-turned-saint and for a certain Jesuit and Atenean, they can learn many lessons after watching the whole film and it's about repenting for your sins and never lose hope in the name of Him.

As a powerful movie filled with powerful undertones, Ignacio De Loyola never fails to capture the hearts of audiences, mostly faithful and religious ones, and with a Filipino-Spanish collaboration rooted to this film, you can consider this film a world-class success in its own right.

My rating: 4.1 out of 5

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