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
BACK IN THE HABIT Sylvie Testud looks for a miracle in Lourdes
Genre: Foreign Language; Starring: Sylvie Testud; Director: Jessica Hausner; Author: Jessica Hausner; Runtime (in minutes): 99; MPAA Rating: Unrated
Posted March 3 2010 — 12:00 AM EST
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