Benedetta: Verhoeven’s Lesbian Nun Movie

Paul Verhoeven’s lesbian nun movie, Benedetta, had all the elements — including sex, religion and Charlotte Rampling — to make it a shoo-in selection for Cannes Film Fest competition in 2020.

The Dutch director enjoyed a late-career revival after the Cannes premiere of Elle in 2016, scoring an Oscar nomination for best actress for star Isabelle Huppert.

Benedetta 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.