With a again catalogue together with Complete Recall, Elle and Showgirls, it ought to come as no shock that Dutch director Paul Verhoeven’s new movie Benedetta is stuffed with intercourse, scandal and scathingly sardonic wit. Set within the seventeenth century, it stars Virginie Efira because the titular nun, whose lesbian affair with new addition to the convent Bartolomea (Daphne Patakia) and intense visions of Christ ship shockwaves by the Church. The movie will likely be distributed by MUBI within the UK, who’ve launched a brand new unique trailer – watch it beneath:
Having lived within the convent since childhood, Benedetta begins to draw consideration when she begins experiencing ‘stigmata’, aka the looks of marks and wounds on the pores and skin that correspond to these of Christ himself – however together with her infatuation with Bartolomea and passionate path to sexual discovery happening concurrently, may that truly be the factor that’s bringing her nearer to God? The supporting solid consists of The Matrix Reloaded’s monologuing Merovingian, Lambert Wilson, because the Nuncio and Charlotte Rampling, who appears to be on scene-stealing type as head nun and chief cynic Soeur Felicita – the road “no miracle happens in mattress” is a selected standout.
Let Paul Verhoeven take you to church when Benedetta hits UK cinemas on 15 April – and discover it streaming on MUBI from 1 July 2022.