So it was quite some time ago when we reported HERE about enfant terrible director Paul Verhoeven’s new film and now we get a first glimpse as it with the release of the Benedetta trailer.
Directed and co-written by Paul Verhoeven (Elle, Showgirls, Basic Instinct), Benedetta received its World Premiere in Competition for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2021. Set in the late 17th century and inspired by true events, a woman joins a convent in Pescia, Tuscany as a plague ravages the land that surrounds it. Capable of performing miracles from an early age, Benedetta becomes entangled in a forbidden lesbian affair that will threaten to shake the Church to its core.
Inspired by the book Immodest Acts, written by historian Judith C Brown, the film stars Virginie Efira (Elle, In Bed with Victoria, Sibyl), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Red Sparrow, Swimming Pool), Daphné Patakia (Nimic), Lambert Wilson (The Matrix Reloaded, Catwoman) and Olivier Rabourdin (Eastern Boys, Of Gods and Men), and was co-written by David Birke, who partnered with Verhoeven to write Elle.
BENEDETTA IS IN CINEMAS IN THE UK AND IRELAND ON 15th APRIL 2022 AND EXCLUSIVELY ON MUBI FROM 1st JULY 2022
Here’s the Benedetta trailer…..