The Nun (La Religieuse)

  • Dir: Jacques Rivette

  • France, 1966, 140min

  • Cast: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle

Denis Diderot’s scandalous novel of the Enlightenment that blasted the power and hypocrisy of the French Catholic Church found powerful new life – and scandal – in this adaptation by Jacques Rivette with Anna Karina, Godard’s wife, in the central role. A young woman forced into the convent by the failures of her mother finds her vows open a world of doubt, torture, sexual advances and ultimately death. Faith, suffering, belief and damnation become incarnate in a work banned in France until it premiered at Cannes, and finally recognized for its masterful power by Charles de Gaulle himself. Lest we forget the deeply French roots and profound philosophical explorations so often forgotten as we remember France in the 1960s.

1966 Cannes Film Festival

18/06/2016(Sat): Post-screening talk with Sonia Au

Package Discount: 30% discount to each purchase of standard tickets of both Paris Belongs to Us and The Nun



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