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The Innocents (2016, France/Poland) 115 mins, Cert. 15 – subtitled

Thursday 26 January 2017

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Screenings at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

For Holocaust Memorial Day (27 Jan)
Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza

Continuing a theme of the David Lean Cinema’s January programme, The story line of The Innocents is also drawn from real events, being based on diaries kept by a French doctor at the end of World War ll. 

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This is a powerful, beautifully paced drama about the aftermath of the German/Russian occupations of Poland on a convent of nuns. Riven with fear and shame, the nuns are forced outside their isolated community to seek the help of a young, atheist French Red Cross doctor (a sensitive, brilliant performance from de Laâge).

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The development of the relationship between Nuns and doctor is surprising, intriguing and at times delightful, as is the emergence of the nuns’ individual characters.

 

The snowy winter provides a fitting, atmospherically shot backdrop for this poignant, life-affirming tale of sisterly solidarity and human survival – even triumph, snatched from the mouth of disaster.

 

As befits an international film, the New York Times’ Review can be seen here, including a link to a trailer while….

The same (US theatre release) Trailer can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 26th January 2017

Shows start at 2.30PM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Thursday 26 January 2017
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David Lean Cinema
Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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