Dominik Moll’s The Monk, released in Spain on June 24, is released in France today and the signs so far are good. Let’s just hope that it gets a wider release. The main cast includes Vincent Cassel (Ambrosio), Deborah Francois (Valerio), Josephine Japy (Antonia), Sergi Lopez, Catherine Mouchet (Elvira), Geraldine Chaplin (apparently playing a wonderfully ferocious Abbess) , Roxane Duran (Agnes), Frederic Noaille (Lorenzo). You’ll notice that the name ‘Mattilda’ does not appear – I’m guessing this is ‘Valerio’ in the film adaptation. According to Screen Daily, ‘three quarters of the film are delectably creepy with a druggy soupcon of camp propelled by a feel-unease-NOW score’.