This is just as bleak as it is an empowering film on the endurance of the soul. We often times feel at the mercy of evil in our lives; but still we find the will to press on, even if our burdens never lift. Such is the case of Balthazar and Marie. This is the type of religious film I'm inspired by–one that refuses to spoon feed a sermon, rather encourages inquiry into our suffering. Frustrating, but wonderful.