La Religieuse portugaise / A religiosa portuguesa

A religiosa portuguesa

Fiction, Portugal, 2009, 127 mn, Colour, O/FS

by Eugène Green
with Leonor Baldaque, Ana Moreira , Beatriz Batarda

A young French actress arrives in Lisbon for a film shoot. While waiting for the shoot to start she visits the city where her mother was born, observing its people and wondering about her future and her place in the world. After becoming fascinated with a young nun who prays through the night in the local chapel, she meets a young boy who seems to belong nowhere. Eventually she makes a decision that gives purpose to her life.