Not without its flaws (mainly the pacing), but a heartfelt film nonetheless, about the history of patriarchy and female suppression. Acting and cinematography are top notch. This was obviously a passion project and feels like a deeply vested political statement. There was a bit too much "good vs evil", which came out as melodrama at times. More rounded characters among the menfolk especially would have helped.
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.