Theresa: The Body of Christ

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Teresa, el cuerpo de Cristo
Teresa, el cuerpo de Cristo (film poster).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Ray Loriga
Produced by Albert Martinez Martin (exec. producer)
Andrés Vicente Gómez
Pierre-Richard Muller
Written by Ray Loriga
Starring Paz Vega
Leonor Watling
Geraldine Chaplin
Music by Ángel Illarramendi
Michael Nyman
Cinematography José Luis Alcaine
Release date
  • 2007 (2007)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)

Teresa, el cuerpo de Cristo (English: Theresa: The Body of Christ) is a 2007 biopic written and directed by Ray Loriga and starring Paz Vega as the title character, Saint Teresa of Ávila.

The film has been criticised by Spanish bishops for its erotic representation of the saint's visions, exemplified by the poster's depiction of the hand of Christ touching the arm of the naked Teresa.[1]


  1. ^ "Teresa of Avila". Woman's Hour. BBC Radio 4. 2007-04-05. Retrieved 2007-04-06.  Discussion of Teresa of Ávila with reference to the film

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