Rose Glass' Inspirations

AFS is excited to play a selection of films that inspired Rose Glass’ feature debut SAINT MAUD. The film will be released theatrically by A24 starting April 3.

SAINT MAUD is a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness, and salvation in a fallen world. Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul — but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling.

For the lead-up to the release of SAINT MAUD, we have chosen a couple of films that will put viewers in the right headspace. The fact that a modern horror movie can be inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece of psychological and spiritual introspection PERSONA, and William Friedkin’s Symphony of Terror THE EXORCIST tells you all you need to know about Glass’ special sensibilities.

  • The Exorcist
  • Persona