Novitiate (R)

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RELEASE DATE
11-10-2017

RUN TIME
123 min

MPAA RATING
(R)

GENRE
Drama

STARRING
Morgan Saylor, Dianna Agron, Melissa Leo, Denis O'Hare, Margaret Qualley, Julianne Nicholson

DIRECTOR(S)
Margaret Betts

PRODUCER(S)

WRITER(S)
Margaret Betts

DISTRIBUTOR
Sony Pictures Classics

SYNOPSIS

Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, NOVITIATE is about a young girl's first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God.With the dawn of the Vatican II era, radical changes in the Church are threating the course of nuns' lives. As she progresses from the postulant to the novitiate stage of training, she finds her faith repeatedly confronted and challenged by the harsh, often inhumane realities of being a servant of God. Cathleen finds herself struggling with issues of faith, sexuality, and recent changes in life of the Church.