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nunsonrun.jpg What's Your Favourite Nun Film?

What is your favourite nun film? ‘Nuns on the Run’, ‘Sister Act’ or that grand Reverend Mother of all nun films, ‘The Sound of Music’. I only ask because over the last week I’ve watched two of my own personal favourites and there was nary a gospel choir, nor a lonely goat, among them. First up was Powell and Pressburger’s 1947 classic ‘Black Narcissus’, featuring Deborah Kerr (pronounced ‘Car’; it rhymes with ‘Star’). I followed it with ‘A Nun’s Story’ starring Audrey Hepburn (pronounced ‘Hepburn’; it rhymes with ‘Hepburn’). I’m not usually given to fancy address but – and I’m not ashamed to admit it – I got fully wimpled up for these two classics. But the films got me thinking about real nuns and, more specifically, the last time that I saw one. I know we’ve been under lockdown etc, but I don’t think I’ve seen a real nun milling about on the streets, FOR YEARS. You used to see them all the time: shopping, buying tickets for the Metro, having a crafty fag outside of Bet Fred. Where have they all gone? It begs the question: CAN YOU STILL GET NUNS?