St Benet's lecturer, Dr Louise Nelstrop, wins Best Documentary at Love Story Film Festival

A documentary film produced by St Benet's theology lecturer, Dr Louise Nelstrop, has won best documentary at the Love Story Film Festival.

The Film

Complete Surrender is a short documentary film that explores love and why five artists have turned to two female medieval mystics, Marguerite Porete and Hadewijch, finding in them kindred voices that help them express contemporary concerns, particularly around the issue of love. The film follows famous five artists: Anne-Mie Van Kerkhoven, an installation artist, Wim Henderickx, a composer, Aline Kiner, an author, An Pierlé, a pianist/singer-song writer, and Henrik Vanden Abeele, a classically trained pianist, singer and leader of the vocal ensemble Psallentes, as they recount their engagement with these mystics on love and desire.

Overview and trailer:


l nelstrop winner