Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

The Innocents

Les innocentes

2016, Anne Fontaine, France/Poland, 115 min. With Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek.

Show Times

  • Fri, Sep 2nd 2:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 2nd 6:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 3rd 7:45pm
  • Sun, Sep 4th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Sep 5th 5:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 7th 8:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 8th 6:00pm

"A film of masterful restraint and great compassion." — Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

"Shot in artful, quiet light (many of the frames look like elegant paintings), THE INNOCENTS is beautifully performed by its nearly all-female cast." — Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

This gripping story involving a female doctor drawn into the secret tragedy of a Polish convent is based on actual post-WWII events. Mathilde (Laâge), a French Red Cross aid worker, is sought out by a desperate young nun with a plea to save a dying woman. She arrives at a secluded convent savagely violated by Russian soldiers, leaving seven of them pregnant and suffering from shame and fear of discovery. Director Fontaine (COCO BEFORE CHANEL, GEMMA BOVERY) rejects sensationalism for a deeply engaging character study that hinges on a crisis of faith, as the values of life, morality, and commitment are challenged. In French, Polish, and Russian with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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