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Benedetta

R18+ 131 MIN
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Synopsis

In the late 17th century, with the plague ravaging the land, a young girl named Benedetta Carlini joins a convent in Pescia, Tuscany. Seemingly capable of performing miracles and having visions of Jesus Christ from an early age, Benedetta’s impact on the community and convent is immediate and profound, but some question the legitimacy of her claims.

With Benedetta’s position within the convent rising, it is not until the arrival of a new nun, the young and rebellious Bartolomea that her faith is truly questioned. Based on Judith C. Brown’s book, Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy, Paul Verhoeven’s sophisticated and highly entertaining new film contains everything we have come to expect from the master director. A huge talking point at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Paul Verhoeven’s raucous genre-bending period piece BENEDETTA has quickly become one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Awards

NOMINEE: PALME D’OR, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

NOMINEE: QUEER PALM, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Reviews


"Benedetta is a substantial, sophisticated, yet briskly paced and always highly entertaining drama."

- BBC


"Religion, power, manipulation, miracles and stigmata, truths and falsehoods are all on the ambiguous, intelligent, black humour-filled agenda of Paul Verhoeven’s excellent film……unlikely to leave any viewer unmoved."

- CINEUROPA


"A Delicious Satire of Power."

- THE NEW OBSERVER


"Nun Stories Are About to Become Your Next Pop-Culture Obsession."

- TIME MAGAZINE


Movie Information

Release date

Thursday 10th February
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Duration

131 min

Rating

R18+

Cast

Daphne Patakia, Virginie Efira, Lambert Wilson, Olivier Rabourdin, Charlotte Rampling, Louise Chevillotte

Director

Paul Verhoeven

Genre

Drama

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Brighton Bay, The Kino, Palace Norton Street, Palace Central, The Chauvel Cinema, Palace James St



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