Adaptation of Marele Day’s novel is a gothic, grisly and deliriously compelling view of cynical, contemporary Catholicism
If you ever find yourself trapped in a decrepit convent on a far-flung island, run by creepy nuns who look like Macbeth’s witches and shriek proclamations such as “today is dying day!” and “my flesh is real food!” consider the following a word of advice. Do not accept from them a cup of tea they call “Stay at Home” and do not, under any circumstances, no matter how frustrating the experience, criticise these zealots for telling different and thoroughly warped versions of popular fairytales.
These were a couple of the take-home lessons I gleaned from Foxtel
’s intensely gothic and deliriously compelling four-part series Lambs of God
, from the creator/writer Sarah Lambert
(adapting Marele Day’s best-selling novel) and, marking his best work yet, director Jeffrey Walker
. It plays out like a religious-themed Misery,