The Innocents

Directed by Anne Fontaine

Based on a true story and set in a ravaged Poland in the immediate aftermath of World War II, this powerful melodrama from director Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) follows a French doctor (Lou De Laâge) who finds herself entangled in the lives of several traumatised nuns who are concealing a dark and disturbing secret. Dealing with potent subjects with suitable sensitivity and insight, the film offers a profound mediation on forgotten history.

115 minutes

Translated title:
Les innocents

French, Polish and Russian

Full English

Country of origin:
France and Poland

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