The Nun

By FHW Marketing


This year the ICO re-releases 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, ready for cinema audiences to revisit or discover for the first time in 2018.

Nouvelle Vague icon 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 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. This is a great opportunity for new audiences to engage with an iconic but lesser-known work of the 20th century.



Date: Original date 1966, re-release July 2018

Running Time: TBC

Language: France

Certificate: 12A



Distributor: ICO




“Queen of the new wave returns […] part melodrama, part erotic memoir” ★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, Guardian review




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