Agnes of God
First screened in September 1999 / Most recently screened in July 2016
Director: Norman Jewison. Cast: Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly, Gratien Gélinas, Guy Hoffmann, Winston Rekert, Anne Pitoniak, Janine Fluet, Deborah Grover, Michele George, Samantha Langevin, Jacqueline Blais, Françoise Berd, Mimi D'Estée, Rita Tuckett, Lillian Graham, Norma Dell'Agnese, Gabriel Arcand, Jacques Tourangeau, Françise Faucher. Screenplay: John Pielmeier (based on his play).

Twitter Capsule: Nykvist shoots it gorgeously and actors commit, but this is bad taste disguised as prestige. Lurid and exploitative.

VOR:   The lighting is the real selling-point here. I'm glad Jewison at least tried to conjure a specifically French Canadian milieu. But the project is crass, no matter how polished.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D+

(in September 1999: D–)

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actress: Anne Bancroft
Best Supporting Actress: Meg Tilly
Best Original Score: Georges Delerue

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actress (Drama): Anne Bancroft
Best Supporting Actress: Meg Tilly

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