Chosen by Jake
Dir. Jessica Hausner / 2009 / Austria/France / 96mins / Cert U / Drama/Comedy
Hausner's third feature, 'Lourdes', follows a pack of religious believers on a pilgrimage to Lourdes; a Christian shrine and source of alleged miraculous cures. This is a sober and intelligent film that circles quite beautifully around the subject of miracles and faith and where skepticism and wonder are given equal measure. Crisply composed and exacting in its aesthetic - the framing is sublime, as is the use of music - the film also delights in small, surprising details, such as the sisters flirting and giggling with volunteer officers.