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Therese ★★★ 1986

Stylish biography of a young French nun and her devotion to Christ bordering on romantic love. Explores convent life. Real-life Therese died of TB and was made a saint. A directorial tour de force for Cavalier. In French with English subtitles. 90m/C VHS, DVD . FR Catherine Mouchet, Aurore Prieto, Sylvie Habault, Ghislaine Mona; D: Alain Cavalier; W: Alain Cavalier; C: Isabelle Dedieu. Cannes ‘86: Special Jury Prize; Cesar ‘87: Cinematog., Director (Cavalier), Film, Writing.