PREVIEW: Benedetta (18)

WHO’S IN IT?

Virginie Efira (An Impossible Love), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Daphne Patakia (Rattrapage), Lambert Wilson (The Matrix Reloaded), Olivier Rabourdin (Of Gods and Men), Clotilde Courau (La Vie en Rose), David Clavel (Moka), Hervé Pierre (Superstar), Louise Chevillotte (Synonymes), Guilaine Londez (Back to Mom’s), Lauriane Riquet (Farewell)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct), director, writer; David Birke (Elle), writer; Saïd Ben Saïd (Bacurau), Michel Merkt (Jupiter’s Moon) and Jérôme Seydoux (CODA), producers; Anne Dudley (The Crying Game), composer; Jeanne Lapoirie (Independencia), cinematographer; Job ter Burg (Brimstone), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In 17th century Tuscany, Benedetta Carlini (Efira) is a nun who engages in a forbidden affair, and is later persecuted for supposed crimes against God…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Legendary director Paul Verhoeven steps into Nunsploitation territory with this racy retelling of the real-life controversy surrounding the Italian nun of the title.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 15TH APRIL 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE, AND COMING SOON TO MUBI – GET YOUR FREE 30-DAY TRIAL TODAY WITH AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

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