Get Thee to a Nunnery!

Get Thee to a Nunnery!

2 Episodes

Shot through with a surreal mysticism, Nietzchka Keene’s hypnotic short AVES deploys a flurry of experimental animation techniques to illuminate the spiritual state of a cloistered nun. It’s a sister to one of cinema’s most astonishing explorations of life in the habit: Jacques Rivette’s controversial, once-banned French New Wave landmark THE NUN, starring Anna Karina as an eighteenth-century novice who rebels against the rigid austerity of the convent.

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Get Thee to a Nunnery!
  • Aves
    06:59
    Episode 1

    Aves

    Episode 1

    Directed by Nietzchka Keene • 1998 • United States

    A stop-motion menagerie of birds illuminate a nun’s spiritual ecstasy and terror in this experimental animated work set to the music of Christian mystic Hildegard von Bingen.

  • The Nun
    2:20:46
    Episode 2

    The Nun

    Episode 2

    Directed by Jacques Rivette • 1966 • France
    Starring Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle

    Adapted from Denis Diderot's novel, Jacques Rivette's THE NUN follows a rebellious nun (played by an incandescent Anna Karina) who is forced into taking her vows. Initially shunted into a restri...