Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
In this rather old-fashioned Spanish comedy, the first directorial effort of actor Ramon Barea, a band of misfit nuns become trapped between an ideological war between sisters slavishly devoted to the old ways and those wanting to enter the 20th century, and they attempt to escape their aging convent by digging an elaborate tunnel. The traditionalists are led by the vice-prioress, who has been charged for guarding the preserved corpse of the convent's founder, while the modernists rally around the progress-oriented, computer-savvy prioress. The would-be escapees include Sister Rufina, who really wants to be a priest, Sister Asun, who undergoes a hysterical pregnancy and childbirth; Sister Remedios, who believes her beloved statue of Christ to be alive, and the ditzy innocent Sistar Rosarito. Pecata Minuta aired in the "Open Zone" category of the 1998 San Sebastian Film Festival.
childbirth, convent, escape, ideals, modernization, nun, pregnancy, statue, trapped, tunnel