Based on the best-selling book
by worldwide famous medium Chico Xavier
On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Strand Releasing proudly releases on DVD the smash Brazilian blockbuster, ASTRAL CITY: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, based on the best-selling book by the worldwide famous medium Chico Xavier, who wrote it with the guidance of a departed spirit named Andre Luiz. This is the story of one man's journey after death throughout the spiritual world. It is a heartwarming story that teaches about love, peace and forgiveness with a lot of deep questions about the human condition.
The film boasts an international and award-winning crew, including Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominated composer Philip Glass (The Hours, The Illusionist, The Truman Show), cinematographer Ueli Steiger (Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, Austin Powers) and visual effects studio Intelligent Creatures (Watchmen, The Fountain, Babel). Starring Renato Prieto, Fernando Alves Pinto, Rosanne Mulholland, Inez Viana, Rodrigo dos Santos, Werner Schünemann, and Clemente Viscaíno. With special guests Ana Rosa, Othon Bastos, and Paulo Goulart.
This was a massive hit in Brazilian theatres where in just one weekend it was seen by over 2 million people and broke box office records. It was also the most expensive production ever made in Brazil and won the Cinema Brazil Grande Prize for Best Special Effects.
"A SUPER-PRODUCTION WITH TOP-NOTCH SPECIAL EFFECTS AND MAJOR INTERNATIONAL TALENTS"
"A PERFECT ADAPTATION OF THE BOOK… ONE OF THE PRECIOUS GEMS OF THE SPIRITIST LITERATURE"
"IT TACKLES MANY OF THE ISSUES THAT PEOPLE ASK ABOUT LIFE, DEATH AND THE NEXT WORLD"
- Paranormal Review
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