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The Calling (3 stars)

The Calling

(15) 109min

Engrossing melodrama set in a nunnery where nothing is quite as it seems. The Calling is written and directed by Jan Dunn, whose previous films include festival favourites Gypo and Ruby Blue. A great veteran cast includes Brenda Blethyn, Susannah York and Rita Tushingham.

Cameo, Edinburgh from Fri 14-Thu 20 May (matinees only).


The Calling

  • 2009
  • UK
  • 105 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Jan Dunn
  • Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Emily Beecham, Susannah York

Frustrated by her relationship, and driven to explore her long buried religious feelings, Joanna (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…


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