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Marie's Story

Original title: Marie Heurtin
German title: Sprache des Herzens, Die
France, 2014

Director: Améris, Jean-Pierre
Production company: Escazal Films
Co-producers: France 3 Cinéma, Rhône-Alpes Ciném
Age recommendation: 10 years and up
Length: 95 min.

Synopsis:
In 1900’s France, Marie is born deaf and blind, and without the ability to communicate with the world around her. Her parents refuse to send her to an asylum. Instead, they send the now 14-year-old Marie to a school for the deaf, run by Catholic nuns. Based on real events, this is the story of a life-changing journey for Marie, and the nun Marguerite. A journey not only of failures and despondency, but also of enormous faith, hope and love.

Festivals:
Locarno IFF 2014, Chicago IFF 2014, Taipai IFF 2014, Palm Springs IFF 2015, Shanghai 2015, BUFF Malmö 2016

World sales address/es:
Indie Sales (FR)

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