Thérèse
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The legend of Therese Martin, canonized as a saint and popularly known as "the Little Flower of Jesus," is affectionately related in this 1986 French film. At 15, Therese (Catherine Mouchet) enters the convent, hoping to become a Carmelite nun. While preparing for her life as a "Bride of Jesus," Therese begins keeping a journal, eloquently pouring out her fervent spiritualism between its pages. Her unbending devotion to her calling seems to literally sap her of all strength; in 1897, she dies of tuberculosis, a profound loss for the other Carmelites who have come to love… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"Built of fleeting minimalist vignettes, almost snapshots, glimpses of its subject rather than an integral portrait. Is the final explanation from below or from above?"
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Extraordinary film as a work of art and as a meditation on spirituality"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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