August 26-Sept 10 ♦ Scroll down for times and locations
“Faith is 24 hours of doubt and one moment of hope.”
December 1945: World War II is finally over. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is in Warsaw treating the last of the French soldiers returning from the front. One night, a Benedictine nun appears on her doorstep begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent. What she 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 a dangerous revolution is taking place. Directed by Anne Fontaine (Gemma Bovery), starring Lou de Laâge (Breathe) and Agata Kulesza (Ida)
The Innocents in based on the real-life experiences of Madeleine Pauliac, a doctor and Resistance fighter who was a member of the French Red Cross during World War II.
in Russian, French and Polish with subtitles / 115 min
♦ A gripping psychological drama based on events more than half a century old, yet it has inescapable contemporary echoes. The Innocents proves, yet again, that though moral and spiritual questions may not sound spellbinding they often provide the most absorbing movie experiences. –LA Times
♦ A profound meditation on a forgotten moment in history…The Innocents never backs down from the stories it must tell, but delivers them with beauty and compassion. De Laâge, always a welcome on-screen presence (in roles as diverse as Melanie Laurent’s underseen examination of female relationships, “Breathe,”) shines at her brightest here, infusing a film that’s all about faith with one woman truly worth believing in. –Indiewire
♦ Although it’s based on a remarkable true story from the immediate aftermath of World War II, Anne Fontaine’s quiet and powerful new film is also a story for our time. –Salon
Fri & Sat, Sept 2 and 3
Nuts! 6:45 IU Fine Arts
Tale of Tales 7:30 @ IU Fine Arts – downstairs
The Innocents 8:15 @ IU Fine Arts
Sun Sept 4
The Innocents 7:00 @ Bear’s Place
Sun, Sept 4 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2:15
Seed: The Untold Story 4:30
Tale Of Tales 8pm – Last Chance!
Fri & Sat, Sept 9 and 10
Nuts! 6:45 IU Fine Arts
Dheepan – 7:30 @ IU Fine Arts downstairs
The Innocents 8:15 @ IU Fine Arts – Last Chance!
Sun Sept 11
Nuts! 7:00 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!