Benedetta

Paul Verhoeven
Sat 16 Oct - Wed 20 Oct
  • Watch out with children under 16
  • Violence
  • Fear
  • Coarse Language
16
Oct
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20
Oct

A multi-layered narrative, daring imagery, repressed sexuality and religious-political games: this film is as much Verhoeven as it's ever going to get.

At the end of the seventeenth century, handsome Benedetta Carlini joins a convent in Tuscany. Since she was a little girl, she's been having religious visions and is considered capable of working miracles. Consequently, her influence at the convent is quite strong. While Italy is ravaged by the plague, the Church starts a research on Benedetta's visions and claims to discover whether there's something she's trying to hide. Based on the true story about an Italian nun that was executed for homosexuality.


"A humorous spectacle on the extent to which humans always interpret and redirect 'God's will' according to the circumstances. Verhoeven places the suffering recommended by the church opposite to the physical pleasures that were considered ultimately inordinate." - de Volkskrant

"Religious submission and sexual exstacy come together in the daring nun eroticism of BENEDETTA. You couldn't imagine a better film on both sex and Christendom." - Filmkrant

Direction
Paul Verhoeven
Cast
Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson
Duration
131 min
RELEASE
Thu 14 Oct
Year
2019
Country
France
Language
French
Subtitles
Dutch
  • Watch out with children under 16
  • Violence
  • Fear
  • Coarse Language

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