Anchoress

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1993
  • Running time: 108 min
Anchoress is a 1993 British drama film directed by Chris Newby. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. The screenplay is partly based on accounts of an historical female anchorite, Christine Carpenter, who... read more

Anchoress is a 1993 British drama film directed by Chris Newby. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. The screenplay is partly based on accounts of an historical female anchorite, Christine Carpenter, who was walled into her anchorhold in a village church in Surrey, England, in 1329. The story revolves around the girl's mystical visions of the Virgin Mary, the Priest who walls her into his village church, and his dislike of her mother, a midwife whom he regards as a witch. The film is shot in black-and-white and visually resembles the works of Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer, especially The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928).

Original Release

09/10/1993

Cast

Natalie Morse Christine Carpenter
Toyah Willcox Pauline Carpenter
Pete Postlethwaite William Carpenter
Christopher Eccleston Priest
Michael Pas Drover
Julie T. Wallace Bertha
Gene Bervoets Reeve (as Eugene Bervoets)
Brenda Bertin Meg Carpenter
Annette Badland Mary
Veronica Quilligan Daisy
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Chris Newby

Writers

Judith Stanley-Smith, Christine Watkins

Cast

Natalie Morse Christine Carpenter
Toyah Willcox Pauline Carpenter
Pete Postlethwaite William Carpenter
Christopher Eccleston Priest
Michael Pas Drover
Julie T. Wallace Bertha
Gene Bervoets Reeve (as Eugene Bervoets)
Brenda Bertin Meg Carpenter
Annette Badland Mary
Veronica Quilligan Daisy
Ann Way Alice
François Beukelaers Bishop
Jan Decleir Mason
David Boyce Ragged Martin
Mieke De Groote Ragged Martin's Wife
Erik Konstantyn Carter
Guy Pion Innkeeper
Peter Van Asbroeck Dyer
Grant Oatley Oswald
Tim Barlow Old Pilgrim (as Timothy Barlow)

Producers

Editors

Brand Thumim

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