Friday, March 17, 2017

"Les Innocentes" is this week's Lenten Film - Friday, March 17

The third film in this year's Lenten film series is a 2016 joint French/Polish production in three languages (French, Polish, and Russian) with English subtitles. At the 2017 César Awards in France (sort of the French equivalent of the Oscars) this film was one of the nominees for best film, best director, best cinematography, and best original screenplay.

The showing will be in the fellowship hall at 7 PM with the usual popcorn and refreshments available. Following the movie we will discuss not only this film but the as yet unannounced fourth film in this Lenten film series.

March 17: Les Innocentes

In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.

Director: Anne Fontaine
Writers: Sabrina B. Karine, Alice Vial
Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza
Country: France | Poland
Language: French | Polish | Russian (English subtitles)
Release Date: 10 February 2016 (France)
Runtime: 115 min

March 24 or 31: Film selection still under discussion