Interview with Lourdes writer Sixtine Leon-Dufour
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James and Thomas interview Sixtine Leon-Dufour, writer of the beautiful new Lourdes documentary. She discusses:
- Her background caring for the sick at Lourdes
- How she convinced the Lourdes authorities to give secular filmmakers unprecedented shooting access to this holy place
- How a documentary about a Marian pilgrimage got the support of a large French secular film studio and became a big success
- Depicting the wide range of people at Lourdes
- How the filmmakers found sick people who would let them film intimate and painful parts of their life
- The role of the writer of a documentary
- Why people come to Lourdes even if they are not hoping for a miracle
Watch our review of Lourdes: https://youtu.be/hEsxNbajQ_s
Check here to find out where Lourdes is playing (including upcoming virtual screenings): https://www.distribfilmsus.com/portfolio/lourdes/
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tGC8lQOZuw
Music is The Duskwhales, “Take It Back”, used with permission. https://theduskwhales.bandcamp.com/
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