La Religieuse The Nun / adaptation, Jacques Rivette and Jean Gruault ; mise en scène, Jacques Rivette ; montage, Denise de Casabianca ; decors, Jean-Jacques Fabre

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Subjects: Feature films
Formats: Video Recording, VHS
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: French, Summary is in English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Interama Video Classics, [1990?]
Series: MCIS video collection N-057V
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (155 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Added Titles: Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784 La Religieuse
Alternate Titles: Nun
Additional Authors: Rivette, Jacques, 1928-
Gruault, Jean
Karina, Anna, 1940-
Notes: Title on container: The Nun
French dialog, English subtitles
Cast: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Christine Lenier
Credits: Photography, Alain Levent; Music, Jean-Claude Eloy
Originally issued as a motion picture in 1966
VHS format
Summary: Originally banned by the French government, acclaimed French New Wave director Jacques Rivette's adaptation of Diderot's classic 18th century novel explores with poetic simplicity the moving tale of a 16 year old girl who is forced by her mother to enter a convent. Suzanne, played by the exceptional Anna Karina, is persuaded by a kind Mother Superior to accept her vows. However, Mother Superior soon dies and Suzanne meets with the rigors and abuses of her harsh successor. Her desperate attempts at freedom land her first in another convent, and then finally, though with tragic ends, in the outside world. Despite the controversy over its release, The Nun is less an indictment of a religious order than a condemnation of the repressiveness of 18th century society -- a society in which women had two choices as dictated by their families: marriage or the convent. In French with English subtitles. (Interama Video, 1990)
Miami University's MCIS video collection
OCLC Number: 23199650