Dr. Livingston is a psychiatrist assigned to mentally assess Sister Agnes, a young nun, who gave birth to a dead baby in a convent. Sister Agnes claims that the baby was conceived by God's miracle. As Dr. Livingston tries to uncover clues, the mother superior Miriam becomes overly protective of Agnes, and strongly resists Dr. Livingston's presence in the convent. Dr. Livingston is rational and of course believes that the baby was conceived by a man who could've broken in the convent. The Dr. finds a tunnel connecting the convent to the barn, and assumes that this was how she encountered the "man." Regardless of this evidence, Dr. Livingston's beliefs are shaken when Agnes displays strange signs of being truly "blessed." She goes into several hysteric states and displays stigmata on her hands. Anyhow, after hypnotizing Agnes, she learns that she was molested by her mother as a child, and that Miriam is her mother's sister. She also confesses that Miriam was the one who killed the baby. At the hearing, Agnes is "not guilty" for reason of insanity, and the baby's father is never revealed.
Best part of story, including ending:
It's a story that will challenge what you believe in.
Best scene in story:
When Agnes shows Dr. Livingston the bell tower, which is her favorite place of solace.
Opinion about the main character:
Dr. Livingston is totally baffled by this case, and as more clues unfold, she is starting to believe the unthinkable.
Barb Mroz on 7/20/2016 11:08:18 AM says: I loved the movie for its theme...faith vs. "This is not possible." I've always had a lingering question: Why did the old nun send Agnes to the barn? That's where Agnes had her encounter....i.e. was raped, supposedly. Could never figure out what the old nun was trying to do???