The Innocents

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The Innocents
director:
Anne Fontaine
cast:
Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza

Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and a young doctor is treating French soldiers at a Red Cross hospital. A panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters’ fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother. Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the occupying Soviet troops and local Polish communists, all while facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their beliefs and traditions clash with harsh realities.  “Leaves us with a fresh understanding of our capacity to respond to suffering with good or evil, and to find new definitions of grace and vocation.” (Justin Chang, Variety)

website: musicboxfilms.com/the-innocents-movies-138.php

format
DCP color
runtime
1 hour 55 minutes
release year/country
2016 France/Poland
subtitled