- Original title
- Running time
- 123 min.
- United States
Marco St. John,
Maven Pictures / Novitiate Productions. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Drama | 1960s. Religion. Independent Film (US)
- Synopsis / Plot
- Set in the mid-60s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds 17-year-old Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God.
: Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize for Breakout Director
: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best New Director & Audience Award
: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo)
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