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126 Ratings


Directed by Alain Cavalier
France, 1986


Like her older sisters before her, Thérèse Martin is determined to become a Carmelite nun even though she is officially too young to enter the order. Thérèse’s stubborn piety wins through, and her love affair with Jesus transfigures her short life.

Thérèse Directed by Alain Cavalier

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1986 | Winner: Jury Prize

1986 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

César Awards

1987 | 6 wins including: Best Film

1987 | 4 nominations including: Best Production Design

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