• Film

Agnes of God


Time Out says

When Agnes, a young novice, gives birth to a baby later found strangled, a court psychiatrist (Fonda) is despatched to the convent to discover whether the girl (who claims to remember neither conception nor pregnancy) is fit to stand trial. Fonda, a chain-smoking lapsed Catholic, is determined to find the answer within the girl's subconscious; the worldly Mother Superior (Bancroft) believes a miracle might have taken place. Thus (based on a play) the obvious and slightly spurious battle between science and faith. Splendidly shot by Sven Nykvist and with excellent performances, it's an agreeable puzzle which doesn't, thank heaven, come up with a solution to the meaning of life.

Release Details

  • Duration:98 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Norman Jewison
  • Screenwriter:John Pielmeier
  • Cast:
    • Jane Fonda
    • Anne Bancroft
    • Meg Tilly
    • Anne Pitoniak
    • Winston Rekert
    • Gratien Gelinas
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