Paul Verhoeven’s Cannes-Bound ‘Benedetta’ Acquired by Mubi for U.K.

The film stars Virginie Efira as a 17th century nun who suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions and begins a romantic love affair with another nun. Inspired by the book Immodest Acts, written by historian Judith C Brown, the film also stars Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Red Sparrow), Daphné Patakia (Nimic), Lambert Wilson (The Matrix Reloaded, Catwoman) and Olivier Rabourdin (Eastern Boys, Of Gods and Men), and was co-written by David Birke, who partnered with Verhoeven on Elle. – Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter »