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Saint Maud

Country: UK, Language: English, 83 mins

  • Director: Rose Glass
  • Writer: Rose Glass
  • Producer: Tim Dennison; Andrea Cornwell; Mary Burke; Sam Lavender

CGiii Comment

What can we say about Maud? Well...for starters, she ain't no saint!

She's either a messed up young woman with severe mental health issues...or, just plain and simple, bigoted, self-righteous, religious nutcase drunk on delusion! Take your pick...neither one is pretty! She will either invoke pity and empathy...or, instill a burning desire to wallop her with the nearest-to-hand bible.

She's a psychotic, bible-bashing nurse who is charged with the care of a terminal, ex-dancing, alcohol-friendly lesbian...and, thankfully, it is nowhere near to being as predictable as you may - initially - think!

Rose Glass, director and writer, takes no prisoners with her debut feature. This is a different kind of horror, more psychological...with great big gothic daubs plastered all over the place...rather appropriate, since it was filmed in Dracula's birthplace: Scarborough!

The two things that do get an absolute hammering are...religion and men [really, all the male characters are beyond awful]...but, that's male-led religion for you...and, elicits the question: What would religion be like if it was women-led? Well, if this is anything to go by...even more terrifying than it actually is...this is the true horror in [and of] Saint Maud...RELIGION!

What a debut...what a statement!


Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

Having recently found God, self-effacing young nurse Maud, arrives at a plush home to care for Amanda, a hedonistic dancer left frail from a chronic illness. When a chance encounter with a former colleague throws up hints of a dark past, it becomes clear there is more to sweet Maud than meets the eye.

Cast & Characters

Jennifer Ehle as Amanda;
Morfydd Clark as Maud;
Turlough Convery as Christian;
Lily Frazer as Carol;
Rosie Sansom as Ester;
Lily Knight as Joy;
Marcus Hutton as Richard;
Susanne Schraps as Amandas Friend;
Carl Prekopp as Homeless Pat;
Noa Bodner as Hilary;
Faith Edwards as Agency Woman 2;
Jel Djelal as Barman;
Evo Payne as Passerby;
Takatsuna Mukai as Hiro;
Linda E Greenwood as Passerby on beach;
Amanda Vinter as Passerby;
Fiona Thompson as Nurse;
Sona Vyas as Agency Woman 1;
Jonathan Milshaw as Handsome Man;
Joanna Richardson as Old Woman