Saint Maud Set for US Release

After being scheduled and rescheduled, Deadline announced that A24 Film’s psychological thriller Saint Maud is finally set for limited release in US theaters on January 29. EPIX is also set to offer the psychological thriller on its Pay TV-all platform release on February 12. The movie’s initial release was set for April 2020 and was rescheduled for July. Morfydd Clark (Love & Friendship) stars as Maud, with Tony and BAFTA-winning actress Jennifer Ehle (The Miseducation of Cameron Post) as Amanda.

Saint Maud is described as “a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness, and salvation in a fallen world” and “an exquisite religious psychological thriller.” The movie tells the story of devoutly religious hospice nurse Maud (Clark). Maud is described as a woman with a “sinful” past who has turned over a new leaf with her newly found religious devotion. Her new case is a terminally ill formerly famous dancer and very non-religious, Amanda  (Ehle). Amanda enjoys all of her vices including smoking and drinking heavily. Amanda is also described as scoffing at Maud’s religious devotion. New believer Maude comes to the conclusion that it is her mission to save Amanda’s soul during her final days. Maud’s desire to save Amanda becomes an obsession. Her obsession plus her dark past and her sinister forces all threaten her new-found holy calling.

A young woman levitates with her arms, head, and legs hanging relaxed.

Produced by A24 Films, the company that also brought us Midsommar, Saint Maud made its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The movie is compared to A24’s previous films, Hereditary and The Witch. The movie was written by Rose Glass and is also Glass’s directorial debut. Saint Maud has was already released in the UK, Poland, and Norway where it has grossed a combined $1.4M.

The movie has earned a 97% Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes and also received numerous award nominations. Saint Maud earned an impressive16 nominations for the 2021 British Independent Film Awards, including Best Film, Director, Actress, Supporting Actress, and Screenplay with Glass recognized with the Douglas Hickox Award. The movie received additional nominations at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards for Film, Director, Screenwriter, Actress (Clark), and Supporting Actress (Ehle). Saint Maude also received a nomination for British/Irish Film of the Year, with Clark being nominated for British/Irish Actress.

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