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The Nun

The Nun

Original Title: La Religieuse
Directors: Guillaume Nicloux
Belgium / France / Germany
French with English Subtitles
114 min
World Cinema

Forced to join a convent against her will at 16, Suzanne describes, in a series of letters written in secret, her yearnings for freedom and her persecution and mistreatment at the hands of her fellow nuns - including Isabelle Huppert in an electrifying performance as her Mother Superior. Her tragic life of suffering and her confrontations with hypocritical church authorities are chronicled with raw, powerful emotion in this moving adaptation of Denis Diderot’s treasured novel.

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Producer: Sylvie Pialat / Benoît Quainon

Principal Cast: Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin, Martina Gedeck

Film Format: DCP

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Guillaume Nicloux


From experimental cinema (Les Enfants volants, La Vie crevée) to film noir triptych (Une affaire privée, Cette femme-là, La Clef), from comedy (Le Poulpe, Holiday) to political film (L’affaire Gordji), passing by drama (Faut pas rire du bonheur, la Reine des connes), Guillaume Nicloux explores different genres and weaves complex but inseparable links between each of his films. His adaptation of La Religieuse by Denis Diderot will premiere in Berlin this year. He is also a novelist and has taught at la Fémis for the past ten years. Filmography: 2013 THE NUN 2012 THE GORDJI AFFAIR (Canal +) 2010 HOLIDAY 2009 LA REINE DES CONNES (Arte) 2007 THE KEY 2006 THE STONE COUNCIL 2003 HANGING OFFENSE 2002 A PRIVATE AFFAIR 1998 LE POULPE 1995 FAUT PAS RIRE DU BONHEUR 1992 LA VIE CREVÉE (Arte) 1990 LES ENFANTS VOLANTS 1988 LA PISTE AUX ÉTOILES

Screenplay: Guillaume Nicloux/Jérôme Beaujour

Producer: Sylvie Pialat / Benoît Quainon

Editor: Guy Lecorne

Principal Cast: Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin, Martina Gedeck

Production Companies: Les Films du Worso/Belle Epoque Films/Versus Production/Gifted Films/ Rhônes Alpes Cinéma/France 3 Cinéma/Cinefeel/Hérodiade/RTBF/Belgacom

French Consulate