The Nun

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One of the most breath-taking and emotional works of French cinema, Jacques Rivette’s exquisite 1966 drama The Nun appears now in a glorious new 4K digital restoration.

Nouvelle Vague icon Anna Karina stars as Suzanne, a young woman forced against her will to take vows as a nun, in a film that was highly controversial at the time of its initial release in France due to its portrayal of life within the church. Based on the book of the same name by Denis Diderot and following on from an earlier stage adaptation produced by Jean-Luc Godard which also starred Karina to great acclaim, The Nun was a work that took Rivette many years to realise.

“One of the cornerstones of the French New Wave” –

Chicago Reader

BBFC rating
Running time
140 mins
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Jacques Rivette
Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Francine Bergé

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August 19th

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