Pathé has dropped the first trailer for Paul Verhoeven’s steamy period drama Benedetta. The latest from the Elle and Basic Instinct director has already been confirmed as an official selection at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and will screen in competition during the event which is scheduled to run July 6-17.
Pathé will release locally on July 9.Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphné Patakia, Lambert Wilson and Olivier Rabourdin star in the thriller which was originally titled Blessed Virgin.
Inspired by true events, it’s set in the late 15th century as plague ravages the land. Benedetta Carlini (Efira) joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany as a novice who has been capable from an early age of performing miracles.Read more on deadline.com