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Get Thee to a Nunnery!
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.