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Bendetta (18)

Sat 14 May 2022 @ 4:15 pm - 6:25 pm

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1 Summerhall
Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
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Age Group: 18+
Duration: 1h 55m
Contains sexual violence, strong sex, nudity and bloody violence.

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From renowned provocateur Paul Verhoeven (Elle, Basic Instinct), BENEDETTA is a subversive erotic drama based on the true story of a 17th-century nun entangled in a forbidden lesbian affair.

Virginie Efira stars as the titular Benedetta, a nun whose religious fervor begins to manifest in increasingly sensual and violent visions of Jesus. These hallucinations arouse the suspicions of Charlotte Rampling’s shrewd abbess, Sister Felicita, whose distrust grows when a farm girl called Bartolomea (Daphné Patakia) enters the convent seeking refuge and quickly develops an attraction to Benedetta.

Premiering at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Verhoeven’s intoxicating latest is a transgressive and alluring look at faith, power, and religion, and is every bit as scandalous as you would expect from the controversial filmmaker.

" A funny, filthy, iconoclastic riot. Paul Verhoeven’s latest erotic satire won’t be for all creeds, but it is bursting with enough ideas that even doubters can find something to believe in here ★★★★ "Empire Magazine
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