Lourdes (2010) 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… 2010-02-17 Unrated PT99M Foreign Language Sylvie Testud
Movie Review

Lourdes (2010)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
BACK IN THE HABIT Sylvie Testud looks for a miracle in Lourdes
BACK IN THE HABIT Sylvie Testud looks for a miracle in Lourdes
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Feb 17, 2010; Rated: Unrated; Length: 99 Minutes; Genre: Foreign Language; With: Sylvie Testud

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

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Originally posted Mar 03, 2010 Published in issue #1093 Mar 12, 2010 Order article reprints