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Director: Chris Newby
Flemish-British co-production set in the Middle Ages. A young woman becomes so obsessed with the Holy Virgin that she allows herself to be bricked into the church wall. She gives advice to pilgrims and local people. Not always with the blessing of the church authorities. The sets by Niek Kortekaas in which the film was shot were placed in one of the few open landscapes left in Belgium.


Production Design
Production company
BFI British Film Institute
Corsan Productions
Title: Anchoress
Year: 1992
Duration : 1 hour, 45 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 1994

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