Tuesday 7th February 2017 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
In December 1945, a young French Red Cross doctor (Lou de Laâge) who is working nearby with the survivors of German camps is drawn in to help a group of austere Polish Benedictine nuns. Their sweet singing in the frosty stillness of the morning is shattered by screams that echo through the stone corridors. A young nun is about to give birth –and she is not alone. The veteran French Director, Anne Fontaine, explores this fraught situation from every angle and with great humanity.
“Powerful. Examines every moral crevice of an unthinkable scenario.” Variety
“A nuanced exploration of complex themes.” Rotten Tomatoes
“The issues are meaty and unexpected”. The Times
France-Poland 2016 – French and Polish with subtitles – directed by Anne Fontaine – with Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza – 115 min