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Lourdes

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BACK IN THE HABIT Sylvie Testud looks for a miracle in Lourdes

Lourdes

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
99 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/17/10
performer:
Sylvie Testud
director:
Jessica Hausner
author:
Jessica Hausner
genre:
Foreign Language

We gave it an A

Set in the world-famous French site that draws millions of Roman Catholic pilgrims each year looking for ease of hurting bodies and spirits, Jessica Hausner’s quietly funny, seriously attentive, and altogether remarkable French-language drama Lourdes examines the down-?to-earth complications of what might well be a miracle. Beautifully led by birdlike Sylvie Testud as an ailing young woman in a wheelchair, every character (pilgrim and helper alike) exhibits a soul. And shaped with confident talent by the Austrian filmmaker, every serenely composed shot matters. A

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