Director: Paul Verhoeven Run Time: 131 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: French
In the late 17th century, with plague ravaging the land, Benedetta Carlini joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany, as a novice. Capable from an early age of performing miracles, Benedetta’s impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous but it is Benedetta’s shocking religious visions that threaten to shake the Church to its core.
True Story, Drama, LGBTQ+, World Cinema, Thriller
“Far from being a steamy nunsploitation thriller about women with bad habits, Benedetta is a substantial, sophisticated, yet briskly paced and always highly entertaining drama, which balances quiet scenes of shrewd backroom politicking with lurid scenes of wild religious madness.” – Nicholas Barber, BBC