This new Netflix movie from a novel by Emma Donoghue focuses on the heartbreaking practice in the 19 th century of young girls starving themselves in hopes of attaining atonement. Parents and religious leaders saw this as proof that their beliefs were so powerful that sacrifice was acceptable. Unfortunately, religious fervor continues to drive people to infuriatingly painful decisions. This film is well made with beautiful cinematography and stunning performances. Well worth your time and attention.