The Nun (La Religieuse) by Guillaume Nicloux (France/Germany/Belgium, 2013, 114 min.). A stunning performance from Pauline Etienne anchors this story of a rebellious young abbess. The film begins in a convent with a cruel mother superior who humiliates Suzanne (Etienne) at every opportunity. Transferred to a new convent, Suzanne’s new mother superior (Isabelle Huppert) is less cruel but still demanding. Cool, crisp cinematography and a perfect period styling transport us to Suzanne’s world, yet the story about an individual pitted against a merciless system makes The Nun a modern and universal drama.

The opening night reception at 6 pm in Bravo is sold out.

The 18th Annual Boston French Film Festival

The Nun

Next Session: This event is closed.
7:30 pm - 9:25 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
$9MFA members, seniors, and students
Ticket Purchase Required
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