Benedetta
Play Trailer

Benedetta

Fri
22
Fri Apr 22 8:45 PM

CHEC Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
Subtitled
Allocated Seating
127 Mins
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NOMINEE · PALME D'OR · CANNES

Paul Verhoeven returns with his hotly anticipated new psychosexual melodrama - a spectacular new genre blend that shook up Cannes and divided the critics.

In the late 17th century, with plague ravaging the land, the seemingly prophetic Benedetta Carlini joins a Tuscan convent as a novice. When she begins a passionate affair with a newcomer to the convent, and develops stigmata, Benedetta’s impact on the community and convent is immediate and profound. But some question the legitimacy of her claims.

It’s a stranger-than-fiction true story that, in the hands of the self-aware yet outrageous provocateur who gave us Showgirls, becomes even wilder, while the excellent Virginie Efira enthrals as Benedetta, whether fantasising about hunky Christ or repurposing a statuette of the Virgin Mary.

"Paul Verhoeven takes us to a nunnery where faith, eroticism and the Black Death make for an unholy good time." - The New York Times

In French with English subtitles. 
April
Fri Apr 22

May
Thu May 5

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