BIFF 2020
ORIGINAL TITLE:
Les innocentes
Frankrike / Polen/ 2016/ 1 t. 55 min.
LANGUAGE:
fransk/polsk/russisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne, Joanna Kulig, Eliza Rycembel, Anna Prochniak, Katarzyna Dabrowska, Helena Sujecka, Dorota Kuduk, Klara Bielawka, Mira Maludzinska, Pascal Elso, Thomas Coumans, Leon Natan-Paszek, Joanna Fertacz
DIRECTOR:
Anne Fontaine
WRITER:
Alice Vial, Sabrina B. Karine
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Caroline Champetier
PRODUCER:
Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer, Philippe Carcassonne
Nun of your business

The place is Poland and the date is December 1945. As the Poles struggle to rebuild their country after the German capitulation, French Red Cross doctor Mathilde does her best to help. One day she is approached by a nun who begs her to come back to the convent to help her ailing sisters and when she arrives, Mathilde discovers no less than seven pregnant nuns. The pregnancies are a result of the nuns having been raped by Soviet forces but in order to not jeopardize the church’s standing in society, the mother superior is adamant that they be kept a secret.

 

Anne Fontaine

Anne Fontaine (Luxembourg, 1959) Selected filmography: GEMMA BOVERY (2014), PERFECT MOTHERS (2013), MY WORST NIGHTMARE (2011), COCO BEFORE CHANEL (2009)