Benedetta - Enzian Theater

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Certified Fresh with 84% on Rotten Tomatoes!

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.

France | Belgium | Netherlands, 2021, 131 minutes, Not Rated, In French and Latin with English subtitles, Directed by Paul Verhoeven

  • “A tale of sex, blood, and sacrilege”

    — The Film Stage
  • “Verhoeven once again pushes all the buttons that will titillate, provoke, excite, offend and -- a quality he's maintained throughout the decades -- mix impudent and outrageous conceits with serious smarts..”

    – Todd McCarthy, DEADLINE
  • “’Benedetta’ is funny, ridiculous, sarcastic, sexy, and consistently compelling. That's the secret sauce here.”

    – Joey Magidson, AWARDS RADAR
  • “[A] gleefully lurid period-piece look at sapphic lust and religious rot.”

    – Stephen Garrett, OBSERVER
  • “Like ‘Elle’ or ‘Showgirls’ or even ‘Basic Instinct,’ ‘Benedetta’ is about a woman clawing her way to power in a male-dominated world, gradually finding her own voice and then achieving emancipation.”

    – Jordan Mintzer, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
  • “A substantial, sophisticated, yet briskly paced and always highly entertaining drama, which balances quiet scenes of shrewd backroom politicking with lurid scenes of wild religious madness.”

    – Nicholas Barber, BBC.COM
  • “Gleefully transgressive…a psychosexual Grand Guignol pretending, quite slyly, to be a stately period biopic.”

    – Richard Lawson, VANITY FAIR
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