Distribution: Pretty Pictures

World Sales: Gunpowder and Sky

In 1347, a servant flees the castle after cuckolding his master. A convent takes him in on condition that he pretend to be a deaf mute to discourage all temptation.

It’s Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll in the medieval nunnery! But beneath the surface of this extravagant comedy and its cougar nuns, Baena is pointing to a more sombre reality with historical roots. Few convent nuns were there by choice or conviction, and thus really did engage in sexual transgressions in what Baena calls “hot beds of sin”. The Little Hours is loosely inspired by Boccaccio’s The Decameron , but thematically it’s also a distant cousin to Ken Russell’s’ The Devils .

Sunday, September 17th, 6:00pm at the Star St-Ex

Monday, September 18th, 8:00pm at the UGC

Sunday, September 24th, 8:00pm at the Star


Country: USA

Year: 2016

Duration: 1hr30

Version: English, with French subtitles

Cast & Credits

Director: Jeff Baena

Producers: Carlos Cusco, Emerson Machtus, Fernando Loureiro

Screenplay: Jeff Baena

Cinematography: Quyen Tran

Editing: Ryan Brown

Music: Dan Romer

Cast: John C . Reilly, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Aubrey Plaza