Want to Make a Cult Classic? British certification and tax relief. This page was last edited on 26 January , at Edit Did You Know? After an anchoress died, her cell would have been opened and a grave would be dug under her cell. Perhaps as an inevitable by-product of being made in a largely secular society, few British feature films have tackled the subject of religious faith head on:

This page was last edited on 26 January , at Christina Carpenter or Christine Carpenter fl. Christine even believes she’s receiving visions from the Virgin Mary, some of which she documents with an embroidery. Religious and pagan worlds collide in “Anchoress,” a beautiful-looking, but ultimately disappointing, feature about 14th-century England that eventually dissolves into religion-bashing. Write Your Own Review Only registered users can write reviews. Search for ” Anchoress ” on Amazon. Full Cast and Crew. The Old Man of the Sea , 21 min.

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The first was cruciform and it was intended to allow Carpenter to take communion. Judith Stanley-SmithChristine Watkins. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Carpenter is presumed to have died in Shere. May 1, The irreplaceable Robert Downey Jr.

Beware of touch 3: This page was last edited on 26 Januaryat Well, I’ll admit that it does have a sort of addicting pull about it, but I haven’t learned anything new really. It is believed that anchoresd cell may have been built for her use. May 8, Chris Hicks: However it was agreed that she should suffer penance for her misbehaviour.

Edit Details Official Sites: The Bishop summoned the cleric, Matthew Redemane, her father and several notables to swear to her good character and virginity.

It is not known what happened to Carpenter after this date, but the usual practice was to bury anchorites where they had lived and died. Archive content sales and licensing. The film is shot in black-and-white and visually resembles the works of Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyerespecially The Passion of Joan of Arc Stromboli11 min. In fourteenth-century England, peasant girl Christine Carpenter is so attracted to a statue of the Virgin Mary that the local priest who lusts after her suggests she be walled up in the Judith Stanley-Smith Christine Watkins.


Things finally come to a head when the know-it-all priest of the church Christopher Eccleston disputes Christine’s vision, telling the girl that the Virgin Mother would never wear red. Description Extras Additional Info Shrre Reviews Tags Description Details With a cast that includes Christopher Eccleston, Pete Postlethwaite and Toyah Wilcox, Chris Newby’s Madagascar Skin poetic debut feature, Anchoress, is the visually arresting story of religious conflict set in the 14th century, in which a young girl’s transcendental vision threatens to upset the foundations of her community.

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The cell was attached to the church in Shere. She died before release. Please, log in wnchoress register. Carpenter may still be in that churchyard. Carpenter took her place but as time went by she was found to be outside her cell and her vows. In John de Stratford became the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Film review: Anchoress

Not only does her pagan mother Pauline Toyah Willcox bring her food and other gifts, she also catches up on village gossip when others come to her for advice. Even when she’s discovering her own sexuality, Newby’s treatment could hardly be less prurient.

Sir Arnold Wesker wrote a play called Caritas based, in part, on this story. Use dmy dates from February All stub articles. She was facing the spiritual danger of excommunication and the disappointment of all those who had spoken up for her character and integrity. Carpenter wrote to the Pope [1] who at the time was based in Avignon. Ragged Martin Mieke De Groote The latter is eventually condemned as a witch, the villagers whipped up in a frenzy against her – a subplot that illustrates the film’s other key theme: And during the Anchorite’s hunger fast, he accuses her mother of consorting with the devil, which eventually leads to her death.


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Retrieved from ” https: Share this Rating Title: Ashgate PublishingLtd. I like the film, but mainly, I like it for it’s peculiar sexual themes. Was this review helpful to you? Write Your Own Review Only registered users can write reviews.

Plaque of her anchodess. She came to further notice when she left her cell which may well have been built for her in the church and wrote to the Pope to have herself readmitted. That the film doesn’t topple under its self-righteous weight is a tribute to the actors, as well as the gorgeous photography by Michel Baudour, which at times anchorees to be still photography.

It includes various short films by director Chris Newby.

Anchoress is a British drama film directed by Chris Newby.