Anchoress Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Anchoress the Movie

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Young Christine (Morse) is a 14th-century woman who decides to devote her life to the Virgin Mary after seeing visions. The local priest (Eccleston) encourages the girl to become an anchoress--a walled-in recluse--whose blessings are asked for by pilgrims. The priest treats Christine as a religious trophy, conveying power on himself, while she slowly realizes she's escaped the outside world only to trade one sort of bondage for another. Based on the true story of the Anchoress of Shere. Stylized images heighten the sense of otherworldliness.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 108 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Judith Stanley-Smith, Christine Watkins
Natalie Morse, Christopher Eccleston, Gene Bervoets, Toyah Willcox, Pete Postlethwaite
Michel Baudour
Chris Newby
Ben Gibson, Paul Breuls

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