Directed by Jean-Pierre Améris
Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
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★★★½ review by Sam Noland on Letterboxd
This is probably the first movie I’ve ever seen that made me seriously ponder the hopelessness of what it would be like to be blind or deaf (or both!), and it gets a whole lot of extra bonus points for that.
★★★★½ review by Natasha C. on Letterboxd
Beautiful and touching.
★★★½ review by Chris Hormann on Letterboxd
I'm not sure I wasn't being emotionally manipulated by this film but I will admit to a lump in the throat about a nun who decides to take on a profoundly deaf and blind young girl and help her to communicate.
There are scenes here which are incredibly raw - Ariana Rivoire as Marie gives herself completely to the character but it's offset somewhat by plot contrivances which seem a little too convenient. That said, Isabelle Carré is in winning form as Marie's saviour, Sister Marguerite - she has charm in spades as well as emotional heft when we move towards a finale.
On balance, this gets the thumbs up and I'm glad I've seen this before Hollywood gets their hands on the story.
★★★★ review by Michael Nazarewycz on Letterboxd
This French equivalent to THE MIRACLE WORKER is set apart from its Hollywood cousin because of how its exercise in willpower and determination gradually transforms into a deeper reflection on faith and mortality.
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★★★★★ review by Jack Feria on Letterboxd
They were more than friends.
I am more than a fan.
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