A quirky, (comedic) drama of a young girl’s journey to self-discovery amongst a closed order of unwelcoming nuns battling their own demons.

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Synopsis: Joanna is about to graduate from University with her whole life set up for her but she has decided to face up to a truth she has been avoiding her whole life. Since she was small, she has had the desire to become a Nun. She is set on joining a closed order of Benedictines. Her best friend cannot believe it, her boyfriend is devastated and her mother feels it’s just a phase. The only encouragement she gets is from the family’s religious housekeeper, Consuela. When she finally gets to the convent, the liberalism of a politically active Novice Sister, Ignatious and a bunch of women with border-line mental illness, including a psychotic Mother Superior, an alcoholic football fan in charge of the vineyard, an over-pious floor mopper, Sister Hilda to name a few at first makes her wonder if she’s following the right path after all but as she gets to know the Sisters and the enormous community bond they all share and the spiritual love that connects them she starts to see glimpses of her own spiritual fulfillment. Several weeks into her vocation she discovers something in herself which brings a whole new series of secrets out into the open until eventually the bond she has with Sister Ignatious dictates and assists in her destiny.

Genre

Comedy / Drama

Rated

NR - Treat as PG-13

Language

English

Starring

Brenda Blethyn ... Sister Ignatious
Emily Beecham ... Joanna
Susannah York ... The Prioress
Rita Tushingham ... Sister Gertrude
Amanda Donohoe ... Trish
Chloe Sirene ... Vivie
Susannah Harker ... Sister Ambrose
Pauline McLynn ... Sister Hilda
Corin Redgrave ... The Bishop
Justin Salinger ... Father Kieren
Joanna Scanlan ... Sister Kevin
Harriet Thorpe ... Consuela

Directed by

Jan Dunn

Written by

Jan Dunn

Produced by

Elaine Wickham ... producer

Awards

Winner: Best of the Fest - Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2009
Winner: New Talent Trailblazer Award, Emily Beecham - Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection: Swale Film Festival, 2009
Premiere Selection: Rushes Soho Short Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection: Cambridge Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection: Keswick Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: London Independent Film Festival, 2010

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Country of Origin

United Kingdom

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