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Agnes of God

Agnes of God is a play by John Pielmeier which tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth, insisting that the dead child was the result of a virgin birth. A psychiatrist and the mother superior of the convent clash during the resulting investigation.

The play was made into a movie in 1985, starring Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly. It was adapted by Pielmeier, and directed by Norman Jewison.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Anne Bancroft), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Meg Tilly) and Best Music, Original Score.