Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Australian filmmaker Ken Cameron directs the six-part television miniseries Brides of Christ, originally broadcast in 1991. The series involves a group of six women at an Australian convent school during the 1960s, a time of social turbulence and Vatican reforms. Sister Agnes (Brenda Fricker) leads the group of nuns with Mother Ambrose (Sandy Gore). The younger nuns include Sister Catherine (Josephine Byrnes) and Sister Paul (Lisa Hensley). Also at the convent are teenagers Frances Heffernan (Naomi Watts) and Rosemary Fitzgerald (Kym Wilson). Each of the six episodes focuses on one character. Russell Crowe appears in a small role. Brides of Christ premiered in the U.S. on A&E.
convent, nun, reform [improve], Vatican