French Film Series: Lourdes

In Lourdes, wheelchair-bound Christine, hoping for a miraculous cure of her multiple sclerosis, becomes the target of envy, doubt, and derision among her fellow travelers to the eponymous religious-pilgrimage site in southwestern France. Director Hausner refuses to cynically dismiss as trumped-up magical thinking the possibility that miracles can happen. But nor does she underestimate the simmering rage of those who feel entitled to God's grace.

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