French director Jean Delannoy’s 1988 film Bernadette brought an unembellished, matter-of-fact historical style to the well-known story of St. Bernadette Soubirous’ visions of the Blessed Virgin at the grotto of Lourdes. The Passion of Bernadette, Delannoy’s sequel, of the visionary of Lourdes, takes a similar approach to the rest of Bernadette’s life in the convent at Nevers, where she seeks sanctuary from her own celebrity.
For a moment upon her arrival it looks as if even in the convent Bernadette will not be able to escape the burden of renown. To her dismay, almost the first thing the mother superior tells her is that the next day she must address the whole convent with the story of her visions. But this is for her own good: Only by acknowledging the elephant in the room will it be possible to lay the subject to rest. “Once the story is told, that will be the end of it,” declares the mother general. http://en.gloria.tv/?media=261429
Edited by EJames2, 26 February 2012 - 10:08 AM.