NOVITIATE
Narrative Feature | 118 minutes

World Cinema


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Directed By
Maggie Betts

Produced By
Carole J. Peterman
Celine Rattray
Trudie Styler

Written By
Maggie Betts

Featuring
Margaret Qualley
Melissa Leo
Julianne Nicholson
Dianna Agron
Morgan Saylor


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East Coast Premiere

2017 | English | USA

Drawn in by the prospect of a higher calling despite her non-religious upbringing, Cathleen (Margaret Qualley), a teenager growing up in the early 1960s, soon finds herself among a group of young women who have devoted themselves to a training program within The Sisters of Blessed Rose convent. While their earnest devotion is quickly contrasted with the harsh realities of religious life, the sudden announcement of Pope John XXIII’s Second Vatican Council provides a new question for both the students and their Mother Superior (Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo): whether to transform along with the church’s plans of liberal reform or adhere to the strict principles that first compelled them into the convent.