The mythical aura of daring and courageous individuals who take flight is explored in this cinematic short, written and directed by Natasha Khan — better known as award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bat For Lashes. A outré tale of attraction, starring Margaret Qualley and Jamie Strachan, in a story that is simultaneously familiar yet alien, and set to a haunting original score by Bat For Lashes and Bobby Krlic.
Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, NOVITIATE is about a young girl’s first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God.
Intoxicated by the power of a supernatural notebook, a young man begins killing those he deems unworthy of life. Based on the famous Japanese manga. Death Note streams on Netflix August 25.