There, but for the grace of God, goes Maud, a reclusive young nurse whose impressionable demeanor causes her to pursue a pious path of Christian devotion after an obscure trauma. Now charged with the hospice care of Amanda, a retired dancer ravaged by cancer, Maud's fervent faith quickly inspires an obsessive conviction that she must save her ward's soul from eternal damnation - whatever the cost. Making her feature film debut, writer-director Rose Glass cannily lures the audience into this disturbed psyche, steadily setting up her veritable diary of a country nurse for an unnerving and ultimately shocking trajectory. Morfydd Clark (also at the Festival in The Personal History of David Copperfield) portrays the sanctimonious Maud with an intense stoicism that belies a disquieting vulnerability, as Maud desperately vies for absolution and solidarity from her embittered patient (an enthralling Jennifer Ehle, also at the Festival in Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies). Glass tenderly ...Written by
Toronto International Film Festival
Director Rose Glass won the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award for this, which was presented to her by Danny Boyle. See more »
Great psychological horror film
Don't trust the bad reviews by people saying it's not a horror film. Horror films are diverse and a lack of jump scares takes nothing away from Saint Maud. A haunting tale of isolation, grief and sadness. The English seaside setting is The perfect setting for this dark and disturbed story. Lastly, it's great to have a horror film with a near enough 100% female cast. Highly recommend. Don't listen to the haters.
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