She is a good nurse and wants to go to the Kongo, to serve as a missionary nurse, but of course, when you are a nun your own wishes do not count, you must always first serve God.
The way sister Luc, as she is called in the convent, struggles with the idea that she must be a nun before she is a nurse, is done in a beautiful manner. She truely wrestles with this and it is hard to completely forget yourself and put God first in everything. And even when she does go to the Kongo, it may not be so easy for her.
The film was based on the book by Katheryn Hulme, who wrote it based on the story of a friend of her, who was a Belgian ex-nun.
The film stays very close to the book and it is filmed beautifully. Especially the first part in the convent is almost a ballet in black and white.
A truely amazing story.
|As a postulant|
|The hair is cut when a postulant becomes a novice|
|Asking for forgiveness for things done wrong|