The Teacher and the Miracle (1961)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Spain  |  
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A sentimental drama with religious overtones, the Italian-made Teacher and the Miracle stars Eduardo Novella as an art teacher who is devoted to his young son. The boy's sunny nature and natural talent inspires the teacher to open his own art school. But when his son is killed in an auto accident, the teacher loses his will to live. Going through the motions at his school, the teacher meets an enigmatic young urchin who restores his zest for living. Teacher discovers at the end that the boy has been sent to him by his patron saint, in order that he might fulfill his destiny of instructing aspiring young artists. Teacher and the Miracle wasn't given much of a theatrical distribution in the US in 1961, but has since become a regular feature of Christian high school weekend retreats.

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art, teacher, death-in-family, resignation [quitting], son, boy, student, inspiration