Filmfest 2016

Poland, in the Winter of 1945: The Red Cross sends the young French doctor Mathilde to a remote monastery, where she helps a nun bear a child. It turns out the nun is note the only one pregnant in this cloister, which was attacked by Red Army soldiers…

tags: Francophone, Women, War, Religion, Feature film

Cast: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne, Joanna Kulig


Screenplay: Sabrina B. Karine, Alice Vial, Pascal Bonitzer, Anne Fontaine

Director of Photography: Caroline Champetier

Film Editor: Annette Dutertre

Costume Design: Katarzyna Lewinska

Sound: Olivier Mauvezin, Francis Wargnier, Jean-Pierre Laforce

Producer: Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer

Production Company: Mandarin Cinéma

Co-Producer: Eliza Oczkowska, Klaudia Smieja

Co-Production Company: Aeroplan Film

World Sales: Films Distribution

Distributor: Thimfilm

Director: Anne Fontaine


Anne Fontaine, writer-director, was born in Luxemburg in 1959. She began her career as an actress, including high-school comedy P.R.O.F.S (1985). In 1986 she directed a stage version of Célines “Long Day’s Journey into Night”, in 1993 she had her film directing debut with LES HISTOIRES D'AMOUR FINISSENT MAL... EN GÉNÉRAL. Her recent films include COCO CHANEL (2009) and GEMMA BOVERY (2014).