|Mon 12th December||7.45pm|
Dir: Anne Fontaine | France/Poland | 1954 | 115 mins | French/Polish/Russian w/English subtitles
Cast: Lou de Laâge, Vincent Macaigne, Agata Kulesza
The luminous, piercing new drama by Coco Before Chanel director Anne Fontaine is based on a haunting true story and set in a convent in a ravaged Poland at the end of WWII. Mathilde (Lou de Laâge), a young French Red Cross doctor is sent to help concentration camp survivors outside Warsaw. Visiting a nearby convent, she makes a disquieting discovery about what happened to its nuns during the war, and is begged to help them. Provoking comparisons to Pawel Pawlikowski’s Oscar-winning Ida, Fontaine’s film is immensely moving and full of grace.
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