From Jean Delannoy, one of France’s foremost filmmakers, comes this top quality feature film production of the story of St. Bernadette and the apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes. Actress Sydney Penny gives a beautiful performance as Bernadette, and the rest of the cast is equally superb. Also stars Roland Lesaffre and Michele Simonnet. It is highly recommended by the Vatican as a “sensitive portrayal of a very moving story that deserves a wide audience.”Shot on location in France with outstanding cinematography and a beautiful music score, this is the film that was chosen to be shown daily at the shrine in Lourdes.
Special Features: Re-mastered new Widescreen edition; Includes French language film version (first time available) and English language version; English and Spanish subtitles; Film interview with actress Sydney Penny on playing Bernadette; Audio interviews with Sydney Penny; Collector’s Booklet. This movie is Not Rated
Includes a music CD with acclaimed “Song of Bernadette” by Oscar and Grammy-winning singer Jennifer Warnes.
This is a Region 1 DVD (playable ONLY in Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories)
The sequel: Passion of Bernadette (DVD)
|By:||CLSOL (Philadelphia, January 4, 2015)|
|Review:||Bernadette's story is a very long, drawn out piece. It could be told in half the time. One thing I learned is that she handled herself "Par excellence," a term I wasn't familiar with until I heard it used in another movie on St. Bernadette by one of the commentators. The acting is very good. It is sold in two DVDs. The first is all that Bernadette went through to be taken seriously. The second DVD picks up from when she began her life as a nun. She only lived until her 30's; a long compilation.|