Benedetta: Release Date, Cast, And More

Jonny Hector

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Benedetta is becoming one of the most anticipated releases of the winter season Paul Verhoeven’s erotic drama Benedetta. The series has been the talk of the festive season. If you are someone who is made infamous for Sharon Stone’s under-the-table flash in “Basic Instinct” then it may surprise you to learn that was set to make a film called “Jesus: The Man” and even co-authored a book in 2007 called Jesus of Nazareth. So now he is looking forward to his sex-forward Auteurship with his love for analyzing the religious themes and the hypocrisy within them. Here’s everything you need to know about “Benedetta” before the film’s release.

Benedetta Release Date And Where To Watch It

“Benedetta” will hit on our theatres on December 3, 2021. The film has its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes film festival in competition for the Palm d’Or. So by the time “Benedetta hits the theatres, it will feature all screened-in festivals all over the world in Brussels, Haifa, Hong Kong, Busan, Vary, London, New York, San Sebastian, and Austin.

What Is Benedetta About?

Benedetta series is loosely based on the very famous 1986 non-fiction book named “Immodest Acts: The Life of  Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy” by Judith C. Brown. “Benedetta” is a French-language drama about a 17th-century nun who becomes entangled in a forbidden lesbian affair. This alone should be enough for the story to raise a conflict between Benedetta. But then all of a sudden Benedetta also starts to experience shocking religious visions which her new knowledge threatens to completely shake the Catholic church to its core.

The Plot of the series has definitely disappointed many people of the Catholic community, Some of the protestors from the American group need Fatima to show up to the New York Film festival premiere in the protest. IFC Films also confirmed that these protests were not a publicity stunt but a genuine protest against the film’s “blasphemous portrayal of nuns and Catholicism.”

Benedetta Director, Writer, And More

The film is directed by the latest and eclectic Dutch director Paul Verhoeven of “Robocop”, “Basic Instinct” and many other movies. The screenplay of the series comes from Verhoeven and Davis Birke who also wrote the story for “Gacy” and “Elle”. Verhoeven also brought back many of the key members from his previous film “Elle” that includes producer said Ben, composer of the series Anne Dudley and editor Job ter Burg. The series is also produced by Pathe, Jerome Seydoux, and Michel Merkt with MUBI and IFC films handling the distribution of the series in the UK, US, and Ireland.

Benedetta Cast

We might not know the confirmed cast of the series but we do have a list of the expected cast members you might see in the series. Some of them are  Lambert Wilson as The Nuncio, Virginie Efira stars as Benedetta Carlini, Charlotte Rampling as The Abbess, Clotilde Courau as Benedetta’s mother Midea Carlini and Olivier Rabourdin as Alfonso Cecchi. 

Benedetta Trailer And Synopsis

The official synopsis for ‘Benedetta’ is mentioned below:

In the late 15th century, with plague ravaging the land, Benedetta Carlini joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany, as a novice. Capable from an early age of performing miracles, Benedetta’s impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous.

As of now, we had just this much information about the series. We are constantly tracking all the new updates and information about this series. And once we get an official update on anything from the makers or distributors we will surely post every single update here. Till. then stay tuned to our website.

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