The Nun (12A)
Dir: Jacques Rivette
Cast: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle
Fr, 1967, 140 mins, French dialogue with subtitles
Nouvelle Vague icon and Jean-Luc Godard muse Anna Karina is 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 bleak portrayal of life within the church. Jacques Rivette’s exquisite 1966 drama is one of the most breath-taking and emotional works of French cinema.