The Nun

Friday, March 1

Director Guillaume Nicloux in person! Drawing on the same Denis Diderot classic as Jacques Rivette’s 1966 film, Nicloux’s version provides a fresh take on the 18th-century story of a young woman’s (a stunning Pauline Etienne) harrowing experiences in nunneries, one run by a too-loving Mother Superior (Isabelle Huppert). Young Suzanne’s discovery that she’s an illegitimate child compels her to a life in the convent, where inhumanity rules and battles of wills ensue. With Louise Bourgoin, Martina Gedeck, Françoise Lebrun.

Part of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2013

  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 114 minutes
  • Director Guillaume Nicloux