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17 November 2015: Mother Joan of the Angels


Mother Joan of the Angels
Jerzy Kawalerowicz
1961 | 101 min | B/W | Digital
Introduced by Mehelli Modi

One of the landmarks of Polish cinema, this film is based on the documented story of the "possession" of a group of nuns that led to the burning of a priest at the stake in Loudun, France in 1634. Mother Joan of the Angels is a spare, visually rigorous, and profoundly disturbing exploration of faith, repression, fanaticism, and Eros. read more

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