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Benedetta directed by Paul Verhoeven
Benedetta directed by Paul Verhoeven

IFC Films released the official trailer for Benedetta, the drama directed by Paul Verhoeven based on the true story of Benedetta Carlini, a 17th-century nun in Tuscany who believed she saw visions of Christ and engaged in a lesbian affair with a fellow sister.

The film premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and opens in select theaters on December 3 and on VOD December 21, 2021.

Virginie Efira (SIBYL) stars as Benedetta, along with Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson and Daphne Patakia co-stars as Bartolomea, the object of Benedetta’s desire.

Based on a true story, a 17th-century nun becomes entangled in a forbidden lesbian affair with a novice. But it is Benedetta’s shocking religious visions that threaten to shake the Church to its core.

Watch the official trailer for Benedetta

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