So we’ve always wonder why archbishop’s have those long staffs with the curly bit on the end and the only reason we can think of is to hook the choirboys back in when they try to escape from the priests. But we digress because landing in our mailbox is the Saint Maud trailer which looks like a bit of a psychological horror.
Live-in nurse Maud (Morfydd Clark) arrives at the home of Amanda (Jennifer Ehle), a famous dancer now frail from illness and trapped in her grand, isolated house. At first Amanda is intrigued by this religious young woman, who provides distraction from her failing health. Maud, in turn, is bewitched by her new patient. But Maud is not all that she seems. She is tormented by a violent secret from her past and by ecstatic messages she believes are directly from God. She becomes convinced she has been sent to Amanda not simply as a nurse, but to serve a divine purpose. As her grip on reality slides out of control, Maud’s care turns into a deadly mission to save Amanda’s soul, by any means necessary.
Rising star Morfydd Clark and BAFTA and Tony Award-winner Jennifer Ehle come together in this electrifying psychological horror from debut writer/director and Screen ‘Star of Tomorrow’ Rose Glass. Director Rose Glass, won the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award for this, which was presented to her by Danny Boyle. Shown at last years Toronto Film Festival they described it as , ‘writer-director Rose Glass cannily lures the audience into this disturbed psyche, steadily setting up her veritable diary of a country nurse for an unnerving and ultimately shocking trajectory. Morfydd Clark portrays the sanctimonious Maud with an intense stoicism that belies a disquieting vulnerability‘. We’ll see.
SAINT MAUD will be released in the US on 3rd April 2020 and in the UK on 1st May 2020
Here’s the Saint Maud trailer…….