Variety | ‘The Passion of Augustine’ Review


Veteran Canadian helmer Lea Pool’s “The Passion of Augustine” gets pleasing mileage from a potentially cliche-ridden premise by sticking to the inherent modesty of its setting: a late 1960s convent girls’ school in rural Quebec, threatened by shrinking church funds and secular education trends. The combination of nuns, teens and let’s-put-on-a-show plot mechanics might have easily resulted in a conventionally cute crowdpleaser, but to Pool and co-scenarist Marie Vien’s credit, this middleweight tale with lots of classical music provides a good dose of inspirational uplift without ever seeming to reach for it in the obvious, expected ways.

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WizzroSupreme994d ago

A fun nun movie? Huh. Stranger things have happened.

RetrospectRealm994d ago

Yeah, like bad films about nuns. (Sister Act LOL).