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.
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Ellipsis, the form of omission and suppresion, as the means to achieve an austere transcendentalism that is allied to powerful symbolic compositions and to a punctual but expressive use of colour. The hands, the faces, the words of the nuns frontally exposed against an abstract scenario. The material vs the spiritual, the body vs the soul, life itself vs God. Only with death is the love of God achieved.
I cannot wait to see the dvd version of the film, just watched it on vhs and the quality was atrocious and comparing it to some of the still I saw online it looks like it could make a huge difference on the film overall.