Novitiate (2017)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 27, 2017 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 123 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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A young woman named Cathleen (Margaret Qualley) decides to become a nun in 1950s Tennessee. As her training progresses, however, her faith is tested by the convent's Mother Superior (Melissa Leo), who is horrified by the Catholic Church's modernization as a result of the Vatican II reforms of the early '60s. Julianne Nicholson, Dianna Agron, and Morgan Saylor co-star. Written and directed by Margaret Betts.

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church, convent, crisis-of-conscience, faith, modernization, sexuality, vow