THE LETTERS (Sedona International Film Festival, Sedona, Arizona USA 2014)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

The Letters tells the story behind Mother Teresa’s life from the perspective of Jesuit Priest Celeste van Exem's examination of 50 years of her personal correspondence. The film has heart and love written all over it which more than compensates for its predictable storyline.


Mother Teresa (Juliet Stevenson) finds her place and her calling with the poor of India.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director William Riead for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Corky Barton,  Lourden Saks, Jonathan Sheinberg, and Susan Ursitti for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Father Celeste van Exem (Max van Sydow), Father Bejamin Praagh (Rutger Hauer), Shubashini Das (Priya Darshini), Deepa Ambereesh (Kranti Redkar), Young Fr. van Exem (Aapo Pukk), Mother General (Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal), Archbishop Perrier (Kaizaad Kotwal), Maharaj Singh (Vijay Maurya), Ashwani Sharma (Vivek Gomber), Dinsha Sahu (Pravishi Das), Kavitha Singh (Tillotama Shome), Nicholas Gomes (Deepak Dadhwal), Atal Rajendra Singhji (Rajendra Gupta), Monica Besra (Asha Kingsley), and Health Officer (Vipin Sharma).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film is inspirational and allows examination of a difficult life well lived.

Ben Meyers

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