Another wonderful afterlife movie from Brazil is about the life of the Brazilian medium Chico Xavier. You might be able to find it on youtube, searching on “Chico Xavier.” You’ll be able to select subtitles at the bottom of the youtube video screen.
Here’s the official trailer….
Not available on DVD?…
If you live in North America, be careful buying a DVD. Make sure it’s engineered for Region 1. The only DVDs of the Chico Xavier movie that I could find for sale online are in a format unsuitable for North America. (see international DVD format details). If I learn that a DVD’s been made available for viewing in North America, I’ll post a link here.
In any case, if you haven’t seen the two-hour movie yet, you’re missing out on a moving, insightful experience!
About the movie
The film is an intimate portrait of the famous medium Chico Xavier, from his difficult childhood to his “disembodiment” at age 92… who wrote (through automatic writing) more than 400 books… all proceeds going to charitable causes.
Despite being taunted as a child as possessed, crazy, and a liar… being physically abused by his stepmother… and being assailed as a young man by a skeptical media and self-righteous Catholic priesthood, Chico Xavier led a life of love and enlightenment. His countless channeled messages from departed loved ones and healings of people suffering physically, emotionally, and spiritually were performed freely.
This all comes to light in the moving film, a poignant drama suffused with spiritual insights that Chico received through an intimate rapport with his spirit guide, Emmanuel.
Unlike the movie Nosso Lar, Chico Xavier has few special effects, other than a glimpse of ethereal impressions spinning in his head. It’s a down-to-earth film with an (appropriately invisible) other-worldly backdrop.
Other reviews of movies about the afterlife:
Nosso Lar (Our Home) – an other-worldly (but realistic) portrayal of a spiritual outpost where people who’ve died can recuperate into an afterlife paradise. This Brazilian film has an Americanized, English-subtitled version: The Astral City.
Chico Xavier – a dramatic look at the life and afterlife of a great Brazilian medium. (English subtitles)
Calling Earth – a serious documentary by Dan Drasin about Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC), the use of technology to get in touch with the worlds of spirit.
Life After Death Project – a dramatic documentary by Paul Davids about the afterlife, including ITC research.
Twilight, Camille, and Coraline – three silly, fun, and somewhat dark movies that illustrate our human misperceptions about the afterlife.