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The Calling

Australia, 1998 (MIFF 1999, Fiction)

Director: Lisa Chambers

Madeliene wants nothing more than to be a ballerina but, the more she finds out about how the sisters at her convent school became nuns, the more worried she becomes that her good deeds and pleasant nature may lead her to be chosen for a different kind of calling.

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