Saint Maud is an 2019 British psychological horror film, written and directed by Rose Glass in her directorial debut. It stars Morfydd Clark and Jennifer Ehle.
- Starring : Morfydd Clark / Jennifer Ehle
- Genre : Horror
- Country : United Kingdom
- Language : English / Welsh
- Director : Rose Glass
- Production : Escape Plan Productions / Film4 / BFI Film Fund
- Distributor : A24 / Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) / Stage 6 Films
Saint Maud movie
Saint Maud release date
- September 8, 2019 : Canada (Toronto International Film Festival)
- September 19, 2019 : USA (Fantastic Fest)
- October 5, 2019 : UK (London Film Festival)
- November 15, 2019 : USA (AFI Fest)
- March 27, 2020 : USA
- May 1, 2020 : UK
Saint Maud cast
- Jennifer Ehle as Amanda
- Morfydd Clark as Maud
- Lily Frazer as Carol
- Fiona Thompson as Nurse
- Turlough Convery as Christian
- Noa Bodner as Hilary
- Lily Knight as Joy
- Linda E Greenwood as Passerby on beach
- Rosie Sansom as Ester
- Marcus Hutton as Richard
- Carl Prekopp as Homeless Pat
- Faith Edwards as Agency Woman 2
- Jonathan Milshaw as Handsome Man
- Jel Djelal as Barman
- Susanne Schraps as Amandas Friend
It had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 8 September 2019. It is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on 1 May 2020 by StudioCanal. The film was developed by Escape Plan Productions with funding from Film4. In November 2018, it was announced Morfydd Clark and Jennifer Ehle had joined the cast of the film, with Rose Glass directing from her own screenplay. The film was fully financed by Film4 Productions and the British Film Institute.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 8 September 2019. Shortly after, A24 acquired U.S. and StudioCanal U.K. distribution rights to the film. It also screened at Fantastic Fest on 19 September 2019, and the BFI London Film Festival on 5 October 2019. The film went on to receive a Special Commendation in the Official Competition section of the London Film Festival, with the jury president, Wash Westmoreland, saying “This dazzling directorial debut marks the emergence of a powerful new voice in British cinema.”
Awarding Glass the IWC film bursary, the director Danny Boyle described Saint Maud as “a genuinely unsettling and intriguing film. Striking, affecting and mordantly funny at times, its confidence evokes the ecstasy of films like Carrie, The Exorcist and Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin.”
Morfydd Clark is a Welsh stage and screen actress. She was brought up in Cardiff, Wales but left school when she was 16 after struggling with dyslexia. In 2009 she was accepted into British Youth Music Theatre’s production of ″According to Brian Haw″ and into the National Youth Theatre of Wales, before training at The Drama Centre London. She left in her final term to play the title role in Saunders Lewis’ play Blodeuwedd with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. She has appeared in Violence and Son at the Royal Court, as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, and in Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Donmar Warehouse. She played Frederica Vernon in Whit Stillman’s film Love & Friendship.
Jennifer Ehle is a British-American actress. She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1995 BBC miniseries Pride and Prejudice. For her work on Broadway, she won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for The Real Thing, and the 2007 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Coast of Utopia. She is the daughter of English actress Rosemary Harris and American author John Ehle.
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