To celebrate the long-anticipated cinema release of Saint Maud, we sat down with the film’s creator to chat about the horror that’s both gothic, religious, funny, touching and moving. And more.
Premiering at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and London Film Festival, its long route the screen has been stopped in its tracks a couple of times due to lockdowns and cinema closures but finally – and thankfully – the film is now on the horizon. Glass told us about the film’s genesis, finding Morfydd Clark, why its location was very particular and why, despite its horror overtones, it was important for the film to have some humour, too – albeit very dark.
We also talked about the extraordinary promotional campaign that has culminated in a terrific TV spot that, if you haven’t seen, is worth finding on YouTube as it some up critics opinions brilliantly.
Live-in nurse Maud (Morfydd Clark) arrives at the home of Amanda (Jennifer Ehle), a famous dancer now frail from illness and trapped in her grand, isolated house. At first Amanda is intrigued by this religious young woman, who provides distraction from her failing health. Maud, in turn, is bewitched by her new patient. But Maud is not all that she seems.
You can watch the full interview below:
Saint Maud is out in UK cinemas on Friday October 9th.