The Nun [La Religieuse]

N.p. Rome Paris Films, 1966. Vintage borderless French reference photograph of actress Anna Karina from the 1966 film. With a stamp specific to the French release for the film on the verso.

Based on Denis Diderot's eighteenth century novel, following a young woman whose family forces her into a convent. A flurry of controversy surrounded the film's production and release as a result of its critical stance toward the Catholic Church, leading the French Minister of Information to ban its release. A large-scale campaign was subsequently launched in its defense, and the ban was lifted in 1967, when it was shown at Cannes Film Festival and nominated for the Palme d'Or.

Shot on location in Villeneuve-les-Avignon, Gard, France.

9 x 6.75 inches. Near Fine.

Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art.

[Book #149326]