In fourteenth-century England, peasant girl Christine Carpenter is so attracted to a statue of the Virgin Mary that the local priest (who lusts after her) suggests she be walled up in the church as an anchoress, a holy woman with responsibility for blessing the villagers. But when the priest has Christine’s mother tried as a witch, she digs herself out of her cell, a crime for which the punishment is death… –IMDb
A picture about faith and corruption set in a village in 14th century England. A young girl who states she has seen the Virgin is walled into the church and declared anchoress. What follows is a spellbinding take on the power of belief and the easy corruption of both church and inhabitants. Performances are strong especially Willcox and Eccleston. Newby would later make "Madagascar Skin" but little else after.