Agnes Of God

02/11/1998
  |  Buy to Own: 02/11/1998
  |  Watch Now: 09/09/1985
  |  93 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC

Synopsis

When young nun Sister Agnes (Meg Tilly) is put on trial for giving birth to and then killing a baby in the Quebec convent where she lives and works, subsequently claiming to have no knowledge or memory of either event, it is up to psychiatrist Dr Martha Livingston (Jane Fonda) to decide whether she is mentally responsible for her actions. Martha comes up against the convent's mother superior, Sister Miriam Ruth (Anne Bancroft), who doubts whether the answer can be found in psychology, believing that it is a matter of Christian faith whether Agnes' actions constitute a murder or a miracle.