The Lourdes grotto is touched by tens of millions of people who have left the imprint of their dreams, their hopes and their sorrows impregnated.
The fragile arrive at Lourdes, the poor. This temple is a refuge for pilgrims who undress, in the literal sense of the word, when they get into the pools whose waters are considered by many to be miraculous.
The directors have gone beyond faith, they have filmed Lourdes as a place of anthropological interest in which moving stories take place, why not, full of faith.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
The film, released months before the outbreak of the pandemic, achieved more than 250,000 admissions in cinemas in France alone.
In addition, LOURDES has been nominated, among other awards, for Best Documentary at the César Awards of the French Film Academy and at the prestigious DOCVILLE AWARDS.
THE DIRECTORS TELL US
Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai directors of Lourdes
Photography by Pablo Rey
Thierry Demaizière, points out that the idea of bringing «Lourdes» to the cinema came after he and Alban Teurlai heard about the experience a friend of theirs had in the grotto: «Sixtine Léon-Dufour, she was the one who put us on the path. She and her husband had just returned from Lourdes and were reluctant to tell us for fear of our preconceived ideas. Finally Sixtine ended up telling us what she had experienced there: listening to her, Alban and I immediately thought that this was material for a documentary for theaters.»
To which Alban Teurlai adds: «To our great surprise, no film documentary had been made about Lourdes, but there had been made for television, such as dramas, numerous programs, reports about the streets, the stores and the merchants of the place or the people who accompany the sick, but nothing about the pilgrims, nothing about their steps: Why do they come, what do they expect, what does Our Lady represent for them?
SHARE YOUR #DAILYMIRACLES
Millions of people from all over the world come to Lourdes every year to discover the grace of this place. If you are one of them, we invite you to share your story with us. We look forward to hearing from you.
BECOME OUR FILM AMBASSADOR
In BOSCO FILMS we are a small team of people but with enormous FAITH and HOPE in bringing cinema with VALUES.
We know all the good that LOURDES has already done for thousands of people all over the world.
But in the USA we are missing all the hands in the world. We need ambassadors in every city to help us spread this message as far and wide as possible. Let them become the voice and hands of this precious film in their city.
HOW TO DO IT?
- Print the poster HERE.
- Speak with your local priest and ask for help to promote this movie.
- Try to organize a group to watch LOURDES. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Join our WhatsApp group of ambassadors HERE.
- Send the demo letter to your parish to spread the message in your community HERE (English) & HERE (Spanish).
- The most important one: PRAY for the cause!
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