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New Teaser Trailer for Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Benedetta’ Promises an Unforgettable Experience

Are you ready for the grand return of Paul Verhoeven? Because he definitely is, with his latest film, Benedetta, slated to release in theaters and on VOD December 3rd by IFC Films. Our very own editor-in-chief Joey Magidson saw the film at the New York Film Festival, and you can read his review by clicking this link, in which he called Verhoeven’s latest outing “funny, ridiculous, sarcastic, sexy, and consistently compelling.”

The movie, co-written by Verhoeven and David Birke, based on the book  Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy, by Judith C. Brown, stars Virginie Efra, Lambert Wilson, Daphné Patakia, Charlotte Rampling, Olivier Rabourdin, and Clotilde Courau has had quite the reception from its premiere at Cannes to screenings at New York. Here’s the official plot synopsis from IFC Films:

“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.”

You can watch the trailer below and see the film in theaters or rent it on VOD December 3rd:


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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