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First Trailer for Paul Verhoeven’s Lesbian Nun Drama BENEDETTA, Starring Virginie Efira

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Ahead of its Cannes premiere, a trailer has been released for the Dutch provoc-auteur's latest.

With striking performances in the likes of An Impossible Love, Sybil and Night Shift, Belgian actress Virginie Efira has been threatening breakout stardom for a while now, but she's about to announce herself to a wider audience by starring in Benedetta, the latest from resurgent Dutch provoc-auteur Paul Verhoeven.

Set in 15th century Tuscany, Benedetta sees Efira play Benedetta Carlini, a real life nun who became notorious for her mystical abilities and for having a lesbian affair which led to her imprisonment. Yep, it's a Verhoeven movie alright.

The cast also includes Charlotte Rampling, Daphné Patakia and Lambert Wilson.

Benedetta premieres at this summer's Cannes Film Festival and is in French cinemas this July. A UK/ROI release has yet to be announced.

Check out the trailer below.




The official synopsis reads:

In the late 15th century, with plague ravaging the land, Benedetta Carlini joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany, as a novice. Capable from an early age of performing miracles, Benedetta’s impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous.