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Actor Stelio Savante Shares Reliance on Scripture: ‘The Bible Already Knows The Story’

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Actor Stelio Savante Shares Reliance on Scripture: ‘The Bible Already Knows The Story’

By Movieguide® Contributor

The headlines these days can be confusing and upsetting, but actor Stelio Savante recently revealed what helps him make sense of the world: the Bible. 

“I get my news from the Bible,” the actor explained. “That’s just where I get my news from, because the Bible told us the earth was round when scientists told us it was flat. It is spiritual wisdom, and when you line up what’s happening in the world with what’s there biblically — the Bible already knows the story. The Lord already knows the end.”

Savante is currently promoting his latest movie, PURSUIT OF FREEDOM. A portion of Movieguide®’s review reads:

PURSUIT OF FREEDOM is an intense, powerful drama about a woman from Ukraine who gets separated from her three children. Anna’s husband owes some money to gangsters. He gambles to get the money but eventually loses. The gangsters try to kidnap the family. The children get away, but Anna is sold to some Russian sex traffickers in Amsterdam. Three years later, Anna becomes sick and is dumped on the street. A Christian nurse tries to help her at the hospital, where Anna learns her children are hiding somewhere in Armenia with her husband’s poor cousin.

Despite a limited budget and some uneven scenes, PURSUIT OF FREEDOM tells a harrowing, intense story. It also tells a story full of miracles, with many inspiring, uplifting, scenes of escape, rescue, faith, redemption, and compassion. The story is also laced with some humor and, at the end, tearful reunion and much joy. There are many positive references to Jesus, faith, church, and prayer in PURSUIT OF FREEDOM. Also, Anna and her children come to Christ. PURSUIT OF FREEDOM is a heartfelt movie filled with faith and love.

For Savnate, PURSUIT OF FREEDOM is a passion project covered in his fingerprints. As Movieguide® also reported:

Actor Stelio Savante—known for INFIDEL, THE CHOSEN and RUNNING FOR GRACE—recently sat down with Movieguide® founder Dr. Ted Baehr to discuss his new faith-filled movie, PURSUIT OF FREEDOM.

“I was involved with the film completely serendipitously,” Savante told Dr. Baehr. “I know it was the Lord.”

“I read [the script], and I couldn’t put it down,” he added. “The character spoke to my heart because I’ve lived on four continents. What I have found in other countries, especially third-world countries, is that Christianity is not a hobby. It’s how you survive. This story needed to be told.”

Savante added that American Christians often do not understand the cost of faith in other countries.

“American Christianity is lazy, if you will, we have it too good,” Savante said. “Here, everything’s at our disposal. The second things gets tough, we panic.”

Savante said that PURSUIT OF FREEDOM presents real-life people and real-life story of perseverance and faith.

“I read Bedros’ story. The story of a missionary who has blind faith, is driven by the need to obey a call regarding a mother and her children who’ve been trafficked… all of the characters in the script are real people, which is why their names have to be concealed to protect them,” he said. “They’re still out in the field.”

Despite the dark, real-life themes that PURSUIT OF FREEDOM addresses, Savante said that the movie doesn’t go over the top in violence.

“I absolutely love that the filmmakers didn’t need to be gratuitous in showing the violence as you said, sometimes the suggestion of something is actually way stronger than what you’re actually seeing. And I think they did this story and these characters justice,” he said.

“We are delighted with how a lot of mainstream critics have been responding to it. Because you don’t just want to make a film for a small group of people. The point is, to be salt of the earth you have to be able to make people thirsty to begin with,” Savante concluded.

 

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