Saint Maud (2020) + Interview with Rose Glass & Morfydd Clark

A deep dive (spoiler-free and spoilerific) into Saint Maud AND an interview with writer-director Rose Glass and actor Morfydd Clark.

A bonus episode all about the most hyped about horror film of 2020, Saint Maud, written and directed by Rose Glass.

Maud is a reclusive young nurse whose impressionable demeanour causes her to pursue a pious path of Christian devotion after an obscure trauma. Now charged with the hospice care of Amanda, a retired dancer ravaged by cancer, Maud's fervent faith quickly inspires an obsessive conviction that she must save her ward's soul from eternal damnation, whatever the cost.

We're joined by film critic Kelli Weston for a deep dive into the film. The first part of the episode is spoiler free, and from 0:016:20 we will go into a spoilerific discussion. We touch on the themes of repression, the use of religious iconography, self-harm, voyeurism, loneliness and the voice of God. 

Following the discussion, from 1:14:00 you can hear my interview with writer-director Rose Glass and lead actor Morfydd Clark. 

Digressions include: The Prince of Egypt inspires a spin-off podcast.  


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