“Sister Loyola is one of the liveliest nonagenarians you could ever meet”.
- NZ International Film Festival
Gardening With Soul is a heart-warming documentary on DVD about the lively and spirited Sister Loyola Galvin, who at 90 years of age works as the head gardener at Home of Compassion in Wellington, NZ.
Over the course of a year, director Jess Feast follows Sister Loyola through her daily routines as she discusses her closeness to the earth, her faith, her father and her community, with a special tenderness for those that need a little more care than others, be they plants or people. As the seasons pass in Loyola’s garden we are given the chance to share the joy and wisdom of a woman in her autumn years who is making the most out of every day.
Loyola’s enthusiasm for life is endearing and infectious as she shares her thoughts on love, faith and the importance of good compost. Whether you are a gardener or not, a person of faith or not, this simple, sumptuously shot film will have something for you.
The DVD release of Gardening With Soul contains nearly an hour's worth of bonus footage, packed with extensive gardening tips from the good Sister herself. Perfect for anyone with green thumbs!
“★★★★ What a film!…I’ve never seen anything so warm-hearted or inspiring in my life.
- NZ National Radio
“★★★★ A film comes along very occasionally that makes you want to call your mum and arrange to go and see it again together. This is one of those films.
- Next Magazine
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