After Elle, director Paul Verhoeven tackles a societal and regilious taboo!
In early 17th century Italy. Benedetta Carlini, a woman who has been rumored to have the power to perform miracles from an early age, becomes a nun and eventually an abbess. However, after a series of mystical experiences and visions, people start to suspect that she is possessed by the devil. Eventually, the same-sex relationship she had with another woman comes to light, and she is expelled from the convent…
Director Paul Verhoeven
Actor Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia, Lambert Wilson
France, Netherlands｜ 2021｜ 131min｜ ｜ ｜
- Love romance
- Human drama
Paul Verhoeven [Film Director]
Verhoeven was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1938. He made his debut as a director with Wat Zien Ik? (1971) and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Film with Turkish Delight (1974). In 1977, Soldier of Orange was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards and scored worldwide acclaim. He started his Hollywood career with Flesh and Blood (1985) and worked on big hits including RoboCop (1987) and Starship Troopers (1997). One of those films, Total Recall (1990), won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. His 1992 film Basic Instinct (1992) became known for its explicit depiction of sexuality and propelled Sharon Stone into stardom. He has returned to the Netherlands since Black Book (2006) and, in 2016, directed Elle which competed for the Palme d’Or at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. The star Isabelle Huppert’s performance was highly acclaimed, leading to her nomination for the 89th Academy Award for Best Actress.
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