A scandalous lesbian affair rocks a quiet convent in 17th century Tuscany. Benedetta, a nun visited by increasingly sensual and violent visions of Jesus, arouses the suspicions of abbess Sister Felicita. Distrust grows when new arrival Bartolomea develops a dangerous attraction for Benedetta.
From showgirls to nuns: the latest sensation from the king of erotic thrillers immerses us in the religious visions and illicit desires of a 17th-century mystic abbess. Sensual, elegant and scandalous, Benedetta offers up a perversely provocative critique of religious hypocrisy.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria