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 restrictive, torturous convent, she eventually moves on to a more liberated one, where she becomes an object of obsession for her Mother Superior (Liselotte Pulver). Banned for over a year by the French minister of information, and not released in the United States until 1971, the film slowly became recognized a landmark of the French New Wave.