Lourdes (Austria, 2009)

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  • Lourdes (Austria, 2009)
  • World Movies admin
  • April 4, 2016

Director Jessica Hausner manages to find bitter-sweet humour in this emotional drama about a dying woman’s pilgrimage to the religious shrine at Lourdes. Wheel-chair bound Christine (Sylvie Testud), who is suffering with multiple sclerosis, joins the throngs of tourists in search of a miracle at the sacred site.

While Christine is far from pious, her cynicism covers a deep longing for peace as she examines her complicated relationship with God and the role of faith in her tragic situation.

There are many reasons to watch this film, however Sylvie Testud’s brilliant performance is chief among them.

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