An erotic thriller from the back of RoboCup and Starship Troopers

Benedetta An upcoming biographical play is directed and co-written by the acclaimed filmmaker Paul VerhovenProbably the best known RoboCup And Starship Troopers. The film stars 1st-century virgin Ifira Benedetta Carlini, who attends an Italian convent in Pescia, Tuscany, who falls in love with another woman. Benedetta It will premiere in Cannes, and was selected for IFC distribution by IFC Films.

The film is based on a 1986 non-fiction novel. “Infinite Works: A Lesbian Nun of Life in Renaissance Italy“By Judith C. Brown. Paul Verwin brings back most of the members of his main film This, (Starring Efira), producer Saad Ben Saad, writer David Birke, composer Anne Dudley, and editor Job Ter Berg. You can take a look at the short teaser below.

Benedetta The competition for the Palme d’Or is set to premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Virginia as Efira Benedetta Carlini, Lambert Wilson as Nuniso, Daphne Patakia as Bartlomeya, Charlotte Rampling as Abyss, Olivier Roberdin, Clotilde Curaौ, Hervey Pierre, Luis Chevillot, and Nicolas Gaspar.

Following the critical and commercial success of Verhoeven’s previous film This (2016), he went on to develop several projects, including one about Jesus based on his book Jesus of Nazareth, The second a project about French resistance, and the third a script by Jean-Claude Carrière, a Medieval story set in a monastery. In April 2017, producer Saad Ben Saad revealed that the third was chosen as Verhoin’s next project.

The movie, then the title Blessed virgin Later, the producer and director’s second support was marked This. Gerard Soitman, who has previously acted in eight previous films, including Varno Turkey fun (1973), The fourth man (1983), and Black book (200)), change Carrière to a non-fiction book adaptation Infinite Works: A Lesbian Nun of Life in Renaissance Italy Published June 1, 1986 and written by historian Judith C. Brown. Soitman decided to stay away from getting involved in so many projects that he eventually decided to remove his name from the credit. Because he felt so much of the story was centered on sexuality.

Judith C. “Paul Verwin and David Birk have written an imaginative and spelling script that explores the introspection of religion, sexuality, and human ambition in an age of plague and faith,” Brown said. Verhoein then clarified his intentions: “The Blessed Virgin should have a profound effect on the spirit of the Holy. I have been interested in the Holy since childhood, in general and in music and painting in particular.”

In April 2018, Lambert Wilson told a French newspaper Sunday newspaper She has a role in this film. May 1, 201 Deadline Hollywood Charlotte Rampley discovered that negotiations had entered the negotiations to play a major support role. In May 2018, Verhoeven announced that the film was re-titled “BenedettaAlthough Verhoeven had hoped to persuade Isabel Huppert to play a supporting role in the film, producer Saad Ben Saad said on May 31, 2018 that Huppert would not be taking part in the project. Harvey Pierre was all officially cast in the film.

Principal photography began on July 1, 201 in Montepulciano, Italy. Other major locations include Val de Orcia and Bebagna, both located in Italy, as well as Silvaken Abe and Le Thoronet Abe, in France. The production was followed by a strong campaign of privacy and no one was allowed on the set until they worked on the film. Producer Saad Ben Saad acknowledged that the story was “controversial” and that there was a backlash from radical Catholic groups.

February 1, 2018 The Hollywood Reporter The announced Path will produce and distribute the film in France, as well as handle international sales. On August 2, 2018, Path and SBS Productions released the first look of the film. Although the film was initially reported to premiere at the 201 Cannes Film Festival, Pathu announced on January 1, 2019 that release had been postponed until 2020.

Pathe said post-production was delayed because Verhoin needed time to recover from hip surgery. However, the release was again delayed until 2021, when the 2020 edition of the Cannes Film Festival was canceled, where the film premiered. This is due to the most recently canceled COVID-19 epidemic.

On May 10, 2020, Cannes director Thierry Framax confirmed the film’s selection, stating that “Paul Verboin also offers a sensual and naughty political vision of the Middle Ages in a grand production.” Pathu unveiled the first trailer and the last theatrical release poster on May 20, 2021.

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