Interview With The Monk Director Dominik Moll

As of last Friday, The Monk, the latest adaptation of Matthew Lewis’ revered and controversial eighteenth-century novel, made its way into select cinemas across the U.K.

The film, co-written and directed by Dominik Moll, centers on Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel), an acclaimed monk who, after becoming entranced by a masked figure (Déborah François) who takes shelter in the monastery, is lead down a Continue reading “Interview With The Monk Director Dominik Moll”

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Review: The Monk (2011)

Abandoned on the doorstep of a monastery in Spain, Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel) becomes a devout friar known far and wide for his ethics and traditionalism, much like the Capuchin monks who raised him. However, after suffering a series of terrorising dreams, he becomes entranced by a masked figure who takes shelter in the monastery. Discovering the figure is actually a woman named Valerio (Déborah François), Ambrosio seduces her, beginning his slow descent into a world of sin.

The Monk, based on Matthew Lewis’ revered and controversial eighteenth century novel of the same name, positions itself strongly as a character-driven Continue reading “Review: The Monk (2011)”