Anchoress (1993)






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In the fourteenth century, few options were open to women, and anyone showing the slightest degree of independence was likely to be denounced as a witch and summarily burned. In this story, young Christine (Natalie Morse) has a strong devotion to the Virgin Mary, and has asked to be walled up in the church as an anchorite for the rest of her life. This suits her ambitious parish priest (Christopher Eccleston) perfectly, and she is forthwith walled up. Her mother (Toyah Wilcox), an herbalist, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Judith Stanley-Smith, Christine Watkins
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 16, 2000



as Christine Carpenter

as William Carpenter

as Drover

as Pauline Carpenter

as Alice

as Ragged Martin

as Old Pilgrim

as Mason
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Austin Chronicle

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