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Lourdes

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Original title
Lourdes
Year
Running time
96 min.
Country
Austria Austria
Director
Screenwriter
Jessica Hausner
Cinematography
Martin Gschlacht
Cast
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Producer
Coop 99 / Société Parisienne de Production
Genre
Drama | Religion. Disability
Synopsis / Plot
In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine (Sylvie Testud) makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains. Christine has been confined to a wheelchair for most of her life. In order to escape her isolation, she makes a journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees mountains. She wakes up one morning seemingly cured by a miracle. The leader of the pilgrimage group, a handsome 40-year-old volunteer from the Order of Malta, begins to take an interest in her. She tries to hold on to this newfound chance for happiness, while her cure provokes envy and admiration.
Awards
2009: Venice Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize
2009: Sevilla Film Festival: Best Film
2010: European Film Awards: Best Actress (Sylvie Testud)
2010: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Foreign Language Film
2009: Warsaw Film Festival: Best Film
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