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3.7
593 Ratings

Lourdes

Directed by Jessica Hausner
Austria, France, 2009
Drama
  • French, German
  • English, German

Synopsis

Christine is a lonely, almost entirely handicapped woman who goes on a life-changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains. Not that she believes in miracles – it just happens to be the only way to get out and about.

Our take

Jessica Hausner’s film on the complexity of Christian faith casts a mysterious spell with its tale of a handicapped woman (a lovely Sylvie Testud) making a pilgrimage in the hope of something miraculous. The grave story is lent wry and surprising twists of tone, mixing sincerity, humor and suspense.

Lourdes Directed by Jessica Hausner

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