The Nun's Story
The Nun's Story ★★★½ 1959
The melancholy tale of a young nun working in the Congo and Belgium during WWII, and struggling to reconcile her free spirit with the rigors of the order. Gabrielle (Hepburn) is the daughter of a Belgian doctor (Jagger), who leaves the convent as Sister Luke. Her assignment in the Congo is at a European hospital where's she influenced by dedicated surgeon, Dr. Fortunai (Finch). But Sister Luke comes to question her vocation as the Nazis rise to power and invade her homeland. Highly acclaimed; from the Kathryn Hulme novel. 152m/C VHS, DVD . Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, Mildred Dunnock, Dean Jagger, Beatrice Straight, Colleen Dewhurst; D: Fred Zinnemann; W: Robert Anderson; C: Franz Planer; M: Franz Waxman. British Acad. ‘59: Actress (Hepburn); Natl. Bd. of Review ‘59: Director (Zinnemann), Support. Actress (Evans); N.Y. Film Critics ‘59: Actress (Hepburn), Director (Zinnemann).