Benedetta

Dir: Paul Verhoeven (2021)

OFFICIAL SELECTION: CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

NOMINEE: PALME D'OR, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

NOMINEE: QUEER PALM, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

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.

 Australain Premiere


Perth International Arts Festival  3-9 January

Europa Europa Film Festival Program Launch

Classic 14 January

Lido 14 January

Ritz 14 January


 

In Cinemas Febraury 10

All cinemas screening from Feb 10 unless otherwise stated.

VIC

Cinema Nova

Palace CInema Balwyn

Palace Cinema Kino

Palace Cinema Westgarth

Palace Cinema Como

Palace Cinema Brighton Bay

Lido Cinema

Classic Cinema

Astor Cinema

SYD

Palace Cinema Central

Palace Cinema Clauvel

Palace Cinema Norton St

Ritz Cinemas

QLD

Palace Cinema James St

ACT

Palace Cinema Electric

SA

Palace Nova Eastend

Tas

State Cinema

WA

Luna Palace Leederville 

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Year: 2021

Country: France 

Language: French

Run Time: 127 min

Rating: R 18+

“Benedetta is a substantial, sophisticated, yet briskly paced and always highly entertaining drama.” - BBC ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Nun Stories Are About to Become Your Next Pop-Culture Obsession” - TIME MAGAZINE

“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

“Dangerously provocative, but it’s also a lot of fun.” - Slant

‘A Delicious Satire of Power’ - The New Observer

“Paul Verhoeven’s lesbian nun opus” - Vanity Fair

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