A24’s Saint Maud is the white whale we’ve been chasing through 2020: originally set to be released in April 2020, it was one of the early casualties of COVID-19’s impact on the theater industry. Finally, after months of uncertainty and a limited release overseas, A24 has announced via their Twitter that the film will be released in American theaters and drive-ins Jan. 29. What’s more, Saint Maud will be coming to EPIX to stream shortly after on Feb. 12.
— A24 (@A24) January 12, 2021
This follows an outstanding awards day for Saint Maud, the directorial debut of Rose Glass, where it racked up the most nominations at the 2021 London Critics’ Circle Film Awards including Film of the Year, Director, Screenwriter, Actress (Morfydd Clark), Supporting Actress (Jennifer Ehle) and Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker.
This is in addition to it accumulating the most nominations (a whopping 17) as well at the British Independent Film Awards, which are premiering sometime in February 2021.
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.
You can also check out Kelly McNeely’s review of Saint Maud from TIFF.