British Gala / World premiere

The Calling

  • Jan Dunn /
  • UK /
  • 2009 /
  • 105 mins

Brenda Blethyn, Emily Beecham, Susannah York, Rita Tushingham, Pauline McLynn, Joanna Scanlan, Susannah Harker

And you thought nuns lived lives of quiet contemplation...

Frustrated by her relationship, and driven to explore her long buried religious feelings, Joanna (Emily Beecham) takes the unfashionable step of entering a convent. The cloistered life proves surprisingly active, however, with the nuns abuzz with secret rivalries and tensions, and Joanna’s past steadfastly refusing to remain behind her... With exquisite performances from Beecham and co-star Brenda Blethyn, Jan Dunn’s warm and insightful drama gets to the heart of a hidden world.

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