January 24


07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Event Category:

Film, Pilgrimage, Religion, Sharing


Chapel for Europe


Chapel for Europe

Rue Van maerlant,22-24

Brussels, Belgium, 1040

LOURDES – Film by Jessica Hausner (2009)
Film in French with English subtitles. Film en français avec sous-titres anglais.
Christine is a wheelchair-using woman with severe multiple sclerosis. Although she does not see herself as a believer, she makes a journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of Catholic pilgrimages in the Pyrennes Mountains, along with other people with varying disabilities. During her stay she begins to regain the use of her limbs. What appears to be an experience of healing becomes a challenge for Christine as well as for her fellow pilgrims…
“The remarkable coup of the film is that it can be taken either as a testament to the power of faith or as a subtle undermining of it.”  The Independent.
Moderation: Fr Krystian Sowa sj, director of the Chapel for Europe
Watch the trailer: