Saint Maud

Saint Maud

Saint Maud

  • Directed by Rose Glass
  • Starring Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle, Lily Knight, Lily Frazer, Turlough Convery, Rosie Sansom
  • UK | 84mins | 2019 | rated (15)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 1h 24m

Possession by the devil is a familiar sight in films… but what would being possessed by God look like?

Rose Glass’ superb directorial debut seeks to answer that question, pairing Morfydd Clark (The Personal History of David Copperfield, Eternal Beauty) with Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty, A Quiet Passion) in a brilliantly chilling psychological thriller that mixes supernatural horror with a story of isolation and obsession.

Dedicated to her faith and work, young live-in nurse Maud (Clark) is entrusted with the care of terminally ill socialite Amanda, a former dancer determined to fill her final days with excess and hedonism. All is not quite so straightforward, however – haunted by a past trauma and slowly losing her grip on reality, Maud feels the will of God flowing through her, and is hell-bent on saving the soul of her faithless patient… whatever the gruesome cost of her work.

Exchanging jump scares for a creeping dread and suspense certain to send chills down any spine, Saint Maud is unlike anything you’ve seen before – easily one of the most original and exciting British horror films in year. “Never waste your pain.”