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Marie Heurtin  (Mary’s Story)

France  ·  2014  ·  DCP  ·  Color  ·  95'  ·  o.v. French

Based on real-life events that took place in the late nineteenth century, Marie Heurtin follows the story of a deaf and blind fourteen-year-old girl who can’t communicate with the outside world. Despite the advice of a doctor who believes she is “dumb”, Marie’s father, a humble artisan, cannot bring himself to commit her to an asylum. Out of despair, he takes her to the Larnay Institute near Poitiers where nuns take care of young deaf women. Her Mother Superior’s scepticism not withstanding, Sister Marguerite, a young nun, takes Marie under her wing and does everything she can to bring her out of her darkness.

Director
Jean-Pierre Améris
Cast
Isabelle Carré Ariana Rivoire Brigitte Catillon
Producer
Denis Carot, Sophie Révil
Cinematography
Virginie Saint-Martin
Screenplay
Jean-Pierre Améris, Philippe Blasband
Sound
Laurent Lafran
Production
Escazal Films
Coproduction
France 3 cinema

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