The Innocents (15)

the innocents

From the archive

This film was last shown on 24 November 2016

The Innocents is a war film by women, about women. Experienced French director Anne Fontaine tells the story of a Red Cross doctor who tries to help a group of pregnant nuns run a convent in the winter of 1945 in Warsaw, Poland.

The nuns put their trust in the doctor, fearing the shame of exposure and the hostility of the occupying Soviet troops in the world outside. Fontaine’s observational style allows the horror of the situation to speak for itself, as her cast all give nuanced yet powerful performances.


Anne Fontaine
France, Poland
115 mins
Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Lou de Laâge


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