Benedetta

Director: Paul Verhoeven. Writer: David Birke, Judith C. Brown, Paul Verhoeven. Produced by: SBS Productions (NL), Saïd Ben Saïd, co-produced by Topkapi Films.

Funding Netherlands Film Fund: Minority co-production feature film and documentary.

The rise and fall of Benedetta Carlini, a controversial 15th century Tuscan abbess.

In the late 15th century, with plague ravaging the land, Benedetta Carlini joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany, as a novice. Capable from an early age of performing miracles, Benedetta’s impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous.