Greater Ottawa Movies

Greater Ottawa Movies


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Released: November 10, 2017
Studio: Mongrel Media
Genre: Drama
Length: 123 minutes

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Novitiate Overview

In the mid-1950s, young Cathleen Harris is taken to a Catholic Church by her non-religious mother (Julianne Nicholson) so she can get an idea of what religion is about. Soothed by the peace she finds in Church, in contrast to her home where she has to endure her parents' loud and frequent arguments, Cathleen is drawn in.

Five years later, Cathleen (Sasha Mason), now 12, is offered a full scholarship to a parochial Catholic school, where she's taught by nuns. Shy Cathleen finds her place there and by the time she's 17, she wants to become a nun and enters a convent.

However, soon after, Cathleen (Margaret Qualley) experiences a time of upheaval within the Church and finds her dedication and beliefs wavering.


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