Innocents, The

It's December 1945, and the Second World War is finally over. Mathilde (Lou de Laâge), a young French Red Cross doctor, finds herself in liberated Warsaw treating the last of the French soldiers returning from the front. One night, a young Benedictine nun appears at the clinic, begging Mathilde to follow her back to her convent on urgent business. What Mathilde finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth. As Mathilde enters the sisters' fiercely private world, secrets rise to the surface, and modernism clashes with faith and tradition. Based on a true story, the latest film from Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) compassionately explores what happens when war ravages a house of God, and how an unthinkable act of violation highlights the undeserved shame, fear and silence that defines many women’s experiences of faith within the traditional church. French and Polish language, English subtitles

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Rating M
Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 115