Release date5 September 2009 (2009-09-05) (Venice)
11 September 2009 (2009-09-11) (Austria) Initial releaseSeptember 11, 2009 (Austria) AwardsEuropean Film Award for Best Actress, Vienna Film Award CastSylvie Testud (Christine), Léa Seydoux (Maria), Elina Löwensohn (Cécile), Bruno Todeschini (Kuno), Gilette Barbier (Fr. Hartl), Gerhard Liebmann (Pater Nigl) Similar moviesChildren of Men, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Persona, Miracle on 34th Street, Awakenings, The Baby of Mâcon
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Lourdes is a 2009 film directed by Jessica Hausner. It stars Sylvie Testud, Léa Seydoux, Bruno Todeschini and Elina Löwensohn. It received the 2009 Vienna International Film Festival's Vienna Film Prize for Best Film.
Christine is a wheelchair-using woman with severe multiple sclerosis. In order to escape her isolation, she makes a journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of Catholic pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains, along with other people with varying disabilities. During her stay she begins to regain the use of her limbs. This is in contrast with others, who appear to have stronger faith than Christine but experience only slight, passing improvement. Her fellow pilgrims are eager to call it a miracle; however, as the pilgrimage draws to a close, exactly how accurate a claim this is becomes uncertain.
Sylvie Testud as Christine
Léa Seydoux as Maria
Bruno Todeschini as Kuno
Elina Löwensohn as Miss Cécile
Gilette Barbier as Mrs. Hartl
Gerhard Liebmann as Pater Nigl
Linde Prelog as Mrs. Huber
Orsolya Tóth as Child in Wheelchair
"The remarkable coup of the film is that it can be taken either as a testament to the power of faith or as a subtle undermining of it." The Independent
Awards and nominations
Brian Award at the 66th Venice International Film Festival.