About

It's December 1945, and the Second World War is finally over. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, finds herself in Warsaw treating the last of the French soldiers returning from the front. One night, a nun appears at the clinic, begging Mathilde to follow her back to the 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 and science clash with faith and tradition. The nuns go about their strict daily rituals, but inside the convent's chilly stone walls, echoing with their melancholic chants, a dangerous revolution is taking place.

Based on true events, this thrilling drama will have you on the edge of your seat to see what happens. Superlative director Anne Fontaine, who brought us Adore (2013 Sundance Film Festival) and Coco Before Chanel, is at her best when transporting us to intimate worlds of women courageously crossing verboten boundaries.

YEAR 2016

SECTION Premieres

COUNTRY France/Poland

RUN TIME 115 min

LANGUAGE French/Polish/Russian

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY Films Distribution

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Credits

Director
Screenwriter
Producer
Music
Costume
Director Of Photography
Co Producer
Story Producer
Sound
Actor

Artist Bio

Anne Fontaine

Anne Fontaine is an actress, screenwriter, and director born in Luxembourg, 1959. Her film Dry Cleaning won Best Screenplay at the 1997 Venice International Film Festival. Her other film, Coco Before Chanel, was nominated for six Cesar Awards, four BAFTA Awards, three European Film Awards, and one Academy Award.