Skip to main content

Blockbuster film Restless Heart available now on DVD

11/11/2013 - 12:28 PM PST

Catholic PRWire

For More Information:
Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276 or

Ignatius Press announces release of highly anticipated movie on St. Augustine

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 11, 2013) - The wait is over. Ignatius Press will release RESTLESS HEART: The Confessions of Augustine, the first full-length feature film on beloved St. Augustine, as a two-disc collector's edition DVD Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. The highly anticipated DVD features the 133-minute theatrical-length film and a 203-minute extended version of the film, and a 24-page illustrated companion booklet.

Filmed in Europe, RESTLESS HEART uses a historic backdrop to tell the story of one of the Church's most beloved and well-known saints. Its message of sin, conversion and redemption is as timely today as it was in the fifth century of Augustine. It is the story of a gifted man who pursues fame and fortune without a moral compass -- and the dramatic changes that occur in his soul when challenging events lead him to see the light of truth. It also chronicles the collapse of the Roman world and how Augustine laid the intellectual foundations of what became Europe. With Augustine, the stories of two other great saints, Monica and Ambrose, are also portrayed.

"The release on DVD of RESTLESS HEART is a major event for Ignatius Press, as this epic film is the biggest movie project we have been involved with to date," said Ignatius Press Director of Marketing Anthony Ryan. "For the first time ever, with this film IP did a three-stage release process: an eight-month sponsored-theatrical release, then a five-month parish screening program release, and now the third and final stage, releasing it on DVD in a special two-disc Collector's Edition. The positive response of the public to this powerful film on St. Augustine has been overwhelming, and we are very excited to now release it on DVD, just in time for the Christmas season."

RESTLESS HEART is directed by Christian Duguay ("Joan of Arc," "Pius XII"). The cast includes Allesandro Presiosi, Monica Guerritore, Johannes Brandrup, Serena Rossi and Franco Nero.

Ignatius Press originally obtained the North American distribution rights to the movie and made it available via a screening program that was immensely successful; it resulted in over 1,000 screenings in over 200 cities in North America, with large crowds frequently attending each show.

To watch an exclusive, extended trailer of the film, please visit

For more information on the DVD, or to schedule an interview with Anthony Ryan, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or email of Carmel Communications.

Contact  GA, 30075 US
Kevin Wandra - , 


Restless Heart DVD, St. Augustine, Catholic movies, Ignatius Press,



Rate This Article

Very Helpful Somewhat Helpful Not Helpful at All

Yes, I am Interested No, I am not Interested

Rate Article


Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment

Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Genesis 2:18-24
O Senhor Deus disse: ' Não é certo que o homem esteja só. Vou ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6
[Song of Ascents] How blessed are all who fear Yahweh, who walk ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 10:2-16
Some Pharisees approached him and asked, 'Is it lawful for a ... Read More

Reading 2, Hebrews 2:9-11
but we do see Jesus, who was for a short while made less than ... Read More

Saint of the Day

October 4 Saint of the Day

St. Francis of Assisi
October 4: Founder of the Franciscan Order, born at Assisi in Umbria, in ... Read More