Benedetta

Opens Friday, December 3

Tickets available on Monday Nov 29 at 6pm

Sex, power, plague and the Church collide in Verhoeven’s barnburner of a historical drama, based on real events. In 17th-century Tuscany, a sheltered nobleman’s daughter who experiences overpowering visions takes vows to become a nun. Devout and obedient, Benedetta (Virginie Efira) only occasionally brushes up against her abbess’s (Charlotte Rampling) warning that “intelligence can be dangerous.” But when a coarse and carnal novice enters the convent, Benedetta finds herself obsessed, and their relationship quickly grows physical—threatening to destroy everything around them. An IFC Films release.

“Wild, intelligent, pulsating, provocative and vibrantly alive.” – Todd McCarthy, Deadline

Official selection: Cannes Film Festival, NYFF

  • Country France | The Netherlands
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Running Time 127 minutes
  • Director Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil