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It is the early sixties and 17-year-old Cathleen Harris has selected what she desires for her future. Having been drawn to the Catholic religion from the age of seven, she now desires to take the final word step and grow to be a nun having felt the presence of God. Her mom is none to joyful about her choice, fearful that she’s going to lose her daughter eternally, however nonetheless Cathleen joins a convent as a postulant in beneath to endure the novitiate – that’s, coaching earlier than taking holy vows – led by the Reverend Mom. She’s a really conventional type of nun, rejecting any type of modernisation of the church, banning all bodily affection from the lightest of touches, and inspiring their younger novices to make use of controversial strategies of self-discipline. However, the very fact is, the church is altering and the Reverend Mom struggles to deal with the concept of dropping her authority because the period of the Second Vatican Council reformations attracts close to. In the meantime, lots of the novices wrestle with their sexuality – one thing in the end forbidden by the trail they’ve chosen.

Directed and written by Margaret Betts (‘The Provider’) in her first characteristic size movie, ‘Novitiate’ is an intense spiritual drama which received the Particular Jury Prize at Sundance Movie Competition, the place it was additionally nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.

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