Monday, July 11th @ 7PM at The Clover Theater
Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival – U.S. Premiere
Official Selection – COLCOA
Official Selection – Film Fest DC
Official Selection – San Francisco Int'l Film Festival
HBO Audience Award / Best Narrative Feature - Provincetown International Film Festival
(Narrative Feature, France, 2016, 115 minutes)
Directed by Anne Fontaine
TICKETS - General Admission: $12 | AVFS Members: $10
Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and French Red Cross doctor Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters’ fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother. Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the occupying Soviet troops and local Polish communists and while facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their beliefs and traditions clash with harsh realities.
Please be advised that the majority of the films programmed by the Alexander Valley Film Society are independently produced and are, as yet, unrated. Viewers with sensitivity to sexual, violent, or crude themes are advised to investigate the content before attending.