Saint Maud

Saint Maud

Saint Maud

A fervently religious nurse obsesses over saving the soul of one of her patients in this psychological horror from debut feature director Rose Glass.

"There, but for the grace of God, goes Maud (Morfydd Clark, Crawl), a reclusive young nurse whose impressionable demeanour causes her to pursue a pious path of Christian devotion after an obscure trauma. Now charged with the hospice care of Amanda (Jennifer Ehle, A Quiet Passion), a retired dancer ravaged by cancer, Maud's fervent faith quickly inspires an obsessive conviction that she must save her ward's soul from eternal damnation — whatever the cost." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2020Rating: CTC83 minsUK
Horror

Saint Maud / Reviews

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Original, unsettling and surprisingly moving, it's a strong calling card for filmmaker Rose Glass and actor Morfydd Clark.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A queasily tense descent into the blindest of faith.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's a scary movie that is also a satirical nightmare about the physical and erotic intimacy of nursing.

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The Times

The Times

The ideas, about the nature of faith in the face of death, are rich and provocative.

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IGN

IGN

A righteously haunting horror offering that deserves to be worshipped.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

Saint Maud heralds the arrival of a thrillingly distinctive new voice.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Rose Glass' taut and trembling Saint Maud transmutes a young woman's spiritual crisis into such a refined story of body horror that genre fans might feel like they're having a religious experience.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Saint Maud seeds the clouds with an eclectic mix of influences, but it works, creating a film with its own strange weather.

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Variety

Variety

Maud is like Carrie White and her mother Margaret rolled into one unholy holy terror; as played with brilliant, blood-freezing intensity by Morfydd Clark, she's a genre anti-heroine to cherish, protect and recoil from, sometimes all at once.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Glass... achieves a delicate balance in taking Maud's religious conviction seriously, while sensitively portraying the mental disturbance that drives it.

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