The Nun (2005 film)
The Nun is an English-language 2005 Spanish horror film directed by Luis De La Madrid. An insane nun terrorizes her students. One of the girls named Mary is discovered to have been impregnated by an important official at the school; the malicious nun, Sister Ursula, discovers her secret and tries to force an abortion on her with a bathroom appliance. Mary's friends hear her screaming and attack the Nun, forcing her to release Mary and causing her to bump her head and fall into a bathtub filled with water; the girls leave Sister Ursula in a pond blessed by priests. They swear an oath of secrecy, the Spanish Authorities of Barcelona report the Sister missing. Eighteen years the pond is drained; the vengeful soul of the nun is freed from her watery prison, leaves to wreak havoc on the girls who were her mortal downfall. A young girl, goes to the boarding school, after her mother, Mary, is murdered, to find out what is going on. There, she meets the other survivors, together with her friends, they defend themselves from Ursula's spirit whilst trying to figure out how to banish the nun once and for all.
Eve had arrived home to see an apparition slitting her mother's throat. She joins with an old friend of her mother's for an investigation. After Joanna's death in London, along with all the other girls involved in the Ursula incident, suspect that it has something to do with the murder they had committed years earlier. Christy is killed in an elevator before she can. Eve finds an old love letter addressed to her mother by someone named Miguel, she decides to warn them before it is too late. She goes to a Special Theological Institute to find the archives of the old boarding school, shut down, she decides to try to find out what had happened. She meets and falls in love with Gabriel, a young Spanish man, studying to be a priest, she employs him to translate all of the archival documents for her. He returns with the address of one of Eulalia, but it is too late. Eve has seen the killer to be Ursula but Mary's friends explain that this is impossible because they had taken her life years before. Eve finds a Bible in Ursula's old room, dedicated to Ursula by a priest named Father Miguel.
In a romantic moment and the young priest kiss. The spirit of the dead nun appears and passes right though Eve and she receives a vision of her mother in the past, speaking on the phone to a man named Miguel; the priest reveals his discovery: each of the women who are now dying share their names with Catholic saints. As these saints died, so are the women dying. One of the two remaining women starts to blame Eve for the trouble they are in, as she is "the sin" that Sister Ursula was trying to purge in the first place; the Nun kills her by decapitation. The last survivor tells Eve. Gabriel supposes that the Nun could only die in the water and that she can only be killed as her own namesake, St. Ursula, had died: by an arrow through the heart, they place it in a gun to fire it into the Nun's heart. They do not manage to lay Ursula to rest in time to save the last survivor, burned to death in an oven. Gabriel is killed, hurled into a wall by a bursting water main. Eve waits underwater with the gun in hand.
Joel tells Julia that his theory is that he believes that Eve must have always been mentally deranged. He supposes that her mother and mother's friends had murdered the nun and Eve developed a split personality, taking on the role of the nun, thus carried out these murders in her name, they see Eve killed by her own spear. Anita Briem - Eve Alexia Iborra - Young Eve Belén Blanco - Julia Manu Fullola - Gabriel Alistair Freeland - Joel Paulina Gálvez - Zoe Natalia Dicenta - Susan Oriana Bonet - Eulalia Teté Delgado - Christy Lola Marceli - Mary Cristina Piaget - Ursula Montse Pla - Joana Alessandra Streignard - Bibí Ludovic Tattevin - Botones Official website The Nun at AllMovie The Nun on IMDb
The Nun (2018 film)
The Nun is a 2018 American gothic supernatural horror film directed by Corin Hardy and written by Gary Dauberman, from a story by Dauberman and James Wan. It is a spin-off of 2016's the fifth installment in the Conjuring Universe; the film stars Taissa Farmiga and Jonas Bloquet. The plot follows a Roman Catholic priest and a nun in her novitiate as they uncover an unholy secret in 1952 Romania. Principal photography began in May 2017 in Bucharest and during filming, the set was blessed by a Roman Catholic clergyman; the Nun was released in the United States on September 2018, by Warner Bros.. Pictures, it received mixed reviews, with praise for its performances and atmosphere, but criticism for its weak narrative and over-reliance on jump-scares. Despite this, it was a major box office success, grossing $365 million worldwide, thus becoming the highest-grossing film of the series. In 1952 Romania, two Roman Catholic nuns living at the Saint Cartha's monastery are attacked by an unseen force when they enter a tunnel to retrieve an ancient Christian relic.
The surviving nun, Sister Victoria, flees from the attacker, a demon appearing as a nun, hangs herself. Her body is discovered by a villager who transports supplies to the nuns; the Vatican learns of the incident and summons Father Burke to Rome, where they ask him to travel with Sister Irene, a nun in her novitiate, to Romania in order to investigate the situation. While Sr. Irene is teaching children the relationship between religion and science in a school, her Mother Superior interrupts her and informs her that Burke has arrived in order to request Irene's accompaniment in his trip to Romania; the pair travel to meet with Frenchie, who leads them to the abbey. They remove a key from her corpse. Inside, they encounter the Abbess, who informs them that the nuns observe a period of silence during the night and offers them lodging at the attached convent if they wish to return the next day. Frenchie is attacked by a demon as he escapes. Burke tells Irene that a boy he exorcised, was fatally injured during the exorcism, Burke has carried the burden of the boy's death with him since.
Irene reveals that as a girl, she had visions of a nun, causing the Church to take an interest in her. Burke is rescued by Irene after being buried alive in the graveyard by the demonic entity; the next day and Burke return to the abbey, but only Irene can enter as it is cloistered. She meets some of the other nuns and learns that they are praying swapping in shifts, to keep the entity at bay. Sister Oana reveals the abbey's history: it was built in the Middle Ages as a castle by a duke, obsessed with the occult; the duke summoned the demonic entity through a rift in the catacombs but was killed by Christian knights, who sealed the rift with an artifact containing the blood of Jesus Christ. The bombings during the Second World War caused the rift to reopen. Burke discovers the Abbess has been dead all along. Frenchie heads back to the abbey to help Burke. Irene joins the nuns in desperate prayer to fend off the demon; when the group reunites, Irene discovers that none of the nuns she had seen and talked to were real and she had been praying alone realizing that Victoria had been the last nun in the abbey and had sacrificed herself to stop Valak from possessing her body and unleashing evil.
Theorizing that Valak can only be stopped if they seal the rift with the blood of Christ contained in the reliquary, the trio retrieves the vial with the key Victoria had. Irene informs Burke that God has called her to make her solemn vows as a nun and asks Burke to elevate her to the status of a professed nun, which he does in the abbey's chapel. After the trio unlocks the tunnel door, Irene is possessed by Valak. Frenchie smears some of the blood of Christ on her face. Burke is wounded by Daniel's ghost. Irene expels the blood of Christ in the demon's face, banishing it as the blood of Christ seals the rift. After Frenchie resuscitates Irene, he reveals. Unbeknownst to the others, Maurice has been possessed by Valak, as evidenced by an inverted cross on his neck. Twenty years at a university seminar, Carolyn Perron watches as Ed and Lorraine Warren present footage of their attempt to exorcise a possessed Maurice. In the footage, Maurice grabs Lorraine, giving her visions of Ed dying, which initiate the Warrens' investigation of the Perron farmhouse haunting, as well as their encounter with Valak itself.
Additionally, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Christof Veillon and Lili Taylor appear in archive footage from The Conjuring as Ed and Lorraine Warren, the older Maurice Theriault, Carolyn Perron, respectively. Stephanie Sigman who plays Sister Charlotte in Annabelle: Creation appears in archive footage in a photograph in the abbey, seen in Annabelle: Creation. On June 15, 2016, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema announced The Nun, a spin-off film to The Conjuring 2, which had opened five days earlier. Peter Safran and James Wan produced; the initial script for the film was written by David Leslie Johnson. On February 17, 2017, it was announced that Corin Hardy had signed on to direct The Nun with a new screenplay from Wan and Gary Dauberman. During the filming of Annabelle: Creation, Safran revealed that The Nun would chronologically come first in the Conjuring Universe, making it a further prequel to The Conjuring series and Annabelle series, he said, "We have a board that we created that has what we hope will ultimately
The Nun (2013 film)
The Nun is a 2013 French drama film directed by Guillaume Nicloux. It is based on the 18th-century novel La Religieuse by French writer Denis Diderot; the film premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. It received two nominations at the 4th Magritte Awards, winning Best Actress for Pauline Étienne, a nomination at the 39th César Awards; the young Suzanne Simonin is forced by her parents to become a nun. She learns, her abbess treats her nicely but when she dies and another takes her place, Suzanne considers breaking her vows. Due to the maltreatment she undergoes, she is thrown into a world of punishment, it is not until a friend gives Suzanne some hope that she may not have to remain a nun forever that Suzanne's punishment does ease up. Pauline Étienne as Suzanne Isabelle Huppert as Abbess Saint Eutrope Louise Bourgoin as Abbess Christine Martina Gedeck as Suzanne's mother Françoise Lebrun as Madame de Moni Agathe Bonitzer as Sister Thérèse Alice de Lencquesaing as Sister Ursule Gilles Cohen as Suzanne's father Marc Barbé as Father Castella François Négret as Maître Manouri Nicolas Jouhet as clergyman Sainte Marie Pascal Bongard as Archdeacon Pierre Nisse as Marquis de Crois Marie Alexia Depicker as Sister Camille Éloïse Dogustan as Sister Pauline Jean-Yves Dupuis as Célestin The Hollywood Reporter's Jordan Mintzer highlighted that director Nicloux and his co-writer Beaujour breathed new life into the classic story by making the protagonist "much more of a fighting spirit" and by adding a "revised ending".
He said this film was "held together by a terrific lead performance". Variety's Boyd van Hoeij certified the film was "slickly assembled" and provided a "painting-like" cinematography. Cine Vue's Patrick Gamble judged The Nun suffered from an "inability to deviate from absurdity". Isabelle Huppert on screen and stage Official Press Kit The Nun at UniFrance films The Nun on IMDb
The Nun (1966 film)
The Nun is a 1966 French drama film directed by Jacques Rivette and based on the novel of the same title by Denis Diderot. The Nun starts out with a young woman, named Suzanne, in a wedding gown preparing to take her vows of chastity and poverty to make herself a nun, but she refuses at the last moment and instead begs her parents not to force her to take them; this does not work, Suzanne learns much about her family and her heritage - or her lack thereof. She discovers that her mother's husband is not her father, that her mother is shutting her up in the convent because she doesn't want her husband to know that the girl was not his daughter, she does not want to see her sin in the flesh, for she says bearing the girl was her only sin. The father sends the priest to convince her, who reveals her heritage; the mother falls on her knees to beg the daughter to take the vows, explaining the story enough to make Suzanne resign herself to her fate, realizing that her mother would never give her a chance to marry because the mother did not feel she was worthy to marry and the family could not afford to marry her off.
According to the mother, she did not have the bloodline to marry. She writes her mother a letter that says she will take the vows, a letter that will be used against her in the court case she wages against the church to be released of her vows. Suzanne takes the vows, she enters the convent depressed and unresponsive, unable to cope with the requirements of being a nun. She bonds to the Mother Superior, who takes her under her wing, they have many long conversations; the Mother Superior, Mme de Moni, knows it's a mistake to accept the girl as a nun but does not stop it, instead telling the girl to accept her fate and make the best of it. Suzanne attempts to, made easier by Mme de Moni's encouragement, does not utter more words but her body language reveals all. During this time, Suzanne's mother dies, Mme de Moni does as well, she bears it until the life drives her mad, for the new Mother Superior, Sister Sainte-Christine, mistreats her because of her rebellion as a result of her dislike of the nun's life.
She isolates her and deprives her of food, forcing her to adopt a diet of bread and water. Suzanne sends her friend away with a letter to a lawyer, she wants to be free and absolved of her vows under the argument that everyone around her forced her to take the vows against her will: her mother, her father, the Mother Superior, etc. The lawyer, who becomes her biggest advocate against the religious orthodoxy enslaving her, informs her that while the case is pending, she will have to stay with Sister Sainte-Christine and endure the resulting persecution, but that either she will win or be transferred. Suzanne doesn't care, not understanding the depths of Sister Sainte-Christine' cruelty. While the case pends, Suzanne suffers many mistreatments under Sister Sainte-Christine, who steals her crucifix, forbids her to eat, forbids her to pray, forbids the other sisters to interact with or speak to her, isolates her, she allows them to walk on the starving Suzanne after Mass.. She is whipped, they become convinced she is possessed, Sister Sainte-Christine requests an exorcist.
Officials arrive, see her mistreatment and understand that her devotion to God is not the way a possessed person would act, investigate the mistreatment, which involves Sister Sainte-Christine's being reprimanded. After that, Sister Sainte-Christine lessens the punishment to only isolation but still treats her coldly; when Suzanne discovers that the church has decided not to absolve her vows, she once again falls into a severe depression. Her lawyer promises to keep in touch, although a church official forbids the contact; the same man tells her that the church transferred her to another convent under the supervision of Mme de Chelles. In addition to long conversations about her thoughts and experiences, the light-hearted, happy Mme de Chelles displays an attraction to and makes sexual advances towards Suzanne, which Suzanne never grasps, she meets a monk who attempts to comfort her by saying that he was forced into religion against his will as well. They develop a relationship and he tells her that they must escape together.
Suzanne goes with him, but flees from him when he forces kisses on her as soon as they are together which implies he desires more with her. Suzanne finds refuge nearby, doing chores for women. While there, she learns that the monk was caught and faces life in prison, same as she does, she cannot bear the thought of returning. She flees the small village. A smart looking woman takes her to her home, but Suzanne does not understand it is a brothel and joins the girls who are dressing to entertain clients at a masked dinner party; as everybody takes their places, Suzanne realises. Crossing to the window, she asks God's forgiveness and jumps to her death. Anna Karina - Suzanne Simonin Liselotte Pulver - Mme de Chelles Micheline Presle - Mme de Moni Francine Bergé - Sister Ste. Christine Francisco Rabal - Dom Morel Yori Bertin - Sister Ste. Thérèse Catherine Diamant - Sister Ste. Cecile Christiane Lenier - Mme Simonin Wolfgang Reichmann - Father Lemoine Jacques Rivette - Screenwriter, Director Georges de Beauregard - Producer Jean-Jacques Fabri - Art Director Francoise Geissler - Editor Harold Salemson - Editor Denis Diderot - Book Author Jean-Claude Éloy - Composer Jean Gruault - Screenwriter Gitt Magrini - Costume Designer Denise de Casabianca -
Mary Martha Sherwood
Mary Martha Sherwood was a writer of children's literature in 19th-century Britain. She composed over 400 books, magazine articles, chapbooks. Among her best known works are The History of Little Henry and his Bearer, The History of Henry Milner, The History of the Fairchild Family. While Sherwood is known for the strong evangelicalism that coloured her early writings, her works are characterized by common Victorian themes, such as domesticity. Sherwood's childhood was uneventful. After she married Captain Henry Sherwood and moved to India, she converted to evangelical Christianity and began to write for children. Although her books were intended only for the children of the military encampments in India, the British public received them enthusiastically; the Sherwoods returned to England after a decade in India and, building upon her popularity, Sherwood opened a boarding school and published scores of texts for children and the poor. Many of Sherwood's books were bestsellers and she has been described as "one of the most significant authors of children's literature of the nineteenth century".
Her depictions of domesticity and Britain's relationship with India may have played a part in shaping the opinions of many young British readers. However, her works fell from favor as a different style of children's literature came into fashion during the late nineteenth century, one exemplified by Lewis Carroll's playful and nonsensical Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Sherwood was born on 6 May 1775 in Stanford-on-Teme, Worcestershire, as the eldest daughter and second child of Martha Butt and Reverend George Butt, the chaplain in ordinary to George III. In her autobiography, Sherwood describes herself as an playful child, she begged her mother to copy them down. Sherwood remembered her childhood as a delightful time filled with exciting "adventures" undertaken with her brother, she makes the best of the "stocks" that she was forced to stand in while she did her lessons: It was the fashion for children to wear iron collars round the neck, with back-boards strapped over the shoulders. To one of these I was subjected from my sixth to my thirteenth year.
I did all my lessons standing in stocks, with this same collar round my neck. And yet I was a happy child, when relieved from my collars I not unseldom manifested my delight by starting from our hall-door and taking a run for half a mile through the woods. Sherwood and her sister, Lucy Lyttelton's education was wide-ranging for girls during the late eighteenth century: Sherwood learned Latin and Greek and was permitted to read in her father's library. Sherwood states in her autobiography that she was tall and ungainly for her age and that she hid in the woods with her doll to escape visitors, but she seems to have enjoyed attending Madame St. Quentin's School for Girls at Reading Abbey, run by French émigrés and was the same school Jane Austen had attended. Sherwood seems to have had a happy childhood, marred only by the intrusion of the French Revolution and the upheavals it caused throughout Europe. Sherwood spent some of her teenage years in Lichfield, where she enjoyed the company of the naturalist Erasmus Darwin, the educational reformer Richard Lovell Edgeworth, his daughter Maria Edgeworth, the poet Anna Seward.
Although she was intellectually stimulated by these writers, she was distressed by their lack of faith and described Richard Edgeworth as an "infidel." She criticized Seward's persona of the female author, writing in her autobiography that she would never model herself after a woman who wore a wig and accumulated male flatterers. She was determined to become a writer and when she was seventeen her father, who encouraged her writing, helped her publish her first story, Traditions; when Sherwood's father died in 1795, her family retired from its active social life, since her mother preferred seclusion, moved to Bridgnorth, Shropshire. At Bridgnorth Sherwood began writing sentimental novels. During this time she taught at a local Sunday school. On 30 June 1803, Sherwood became an army wife by marrying her cousin, Captain Henry Sherwood.) For several years, she accompanied her husband and his regiment, the 53rd Foot, on numerous postings throughout Britain. In 1804, Sherwood was promoted to paymaster, which improved the couple's finances.
In 1805 the regiment was ordered to India and the Sherwoods were forced to leave their first child, Mary Henrietta, with Sherwood's mother and sister in England. Sherwood's four-month sea voyage to India was difficult; the Sherwoods stayed in India for eleven years, moving with the army and an ever-increasing family from Calcutta to Dinapore to Berhampore to Cawnpore to Meerut. They had six children in India: Henry, Lucy Martha, Lucy Elizabeth, Henry Martyn, Sophia; the deaths of the infants Henry and Lucy Martha and of young Emily and Lucy Elizabeth affected Sherwood deeply. Following the death of her second child, Henry, of whooping cough, Sherwood began to consider converting to evangelical Christianity; the missionary Henry Martyn (for wh