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"The Innocents" To Be Screened At Pelham Picture House

"The Innocents," a film directed by Anne Fontaine, is set in a Polish convent beset by the horrors of war.
"The Innocents," a film directed by Anne Fontaine, is set in a Polish convent beset by the horrors of war. Photo Credit: Provided

PELHAM, N.Y. -- “The Innocents,” an emotionally fraught film set in a Polish convent just after World War II ends, will be screened at the Pelham Picture House starting Friday, Aug. 12.

Directed by Anne Fontaine, it focuses on a French Red Cross doctor, Mathilde (played by Lou de Laâge), who is treating the last French survivors of the German camps.

A distraught Benedictine nun appears at her clinic and begs her to come to the convent.

Once there, she is shocked to find a holy sister in labor and several other nuns who had been raped and impregnated by Soviet soldiers.

The plot plays Mathilde, a firm non-believer, against the rituals of the order, and the nuns’ own beliefs and traditions against the harsh realities of war.

“The Innocents” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

For show times, contact the theater by calling (914) 738-7337.

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