CANNON MONTH: Bernadette (1988)

Leave it to Golan and Globus to make a Catholic movie.

In 1858, a 14-year old asthmatic and illiterate girl named Bernadette (Bernadette Soubirous) saw a light with a beautiful young woman inside. You may know the miracle by the town she lived in, Lourdes.

Made two years after Alain Cavalier’s Thérèse, this Cannon-produced movie was filmed in both English and French. We may never see what she sees, but we come to believe that in the face of unbelievers, including the church, Bernadette must be telling the truth. Director Jean Delannoy’s also made a sequel, The Passion of Bernadette, so if this seems to end before the story does, that could be the reason.

This movie plays non-stop in one of the shrines in Lourdes, so it must be pretty faithful. No pun intended.

 

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