The Innocents

Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to concile their faith with their pregnancy. Mathilde becomes their only hope.


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  • ★★★★ review by Jeffrey Overstreet on Letterboxd

    Name one movie that is

    a) directed by a woman,

    b) filmed by a woman,

    b) about women, and

    c) deeply concerned with matters of faith.

    I can think of many films directed by men, and focusing on men, that rigorously wrestle with questions about God and the problem of evil. But The Innocents is a remarkably rare event.

    Here's my full review.

  • ★★★★½ review by Aaron Locke on Letterboxd

    Easily soars to the top of my "best of" list for this year. Thematically rich and compelling from the very first scene. One of the best shot films I've seen this year. Having a female director behind the camera is a game changer here, helping to enrich the material in a really important way.

  • ★★★★ review by Shikhar Verma on Letterboxd

    "Faith is twenty-four hours of doubt and one minute of hope."

  • ★★★★½ review by emmmmily on Letterboxd

    this is totally one of those movies that could have gone either way with me so i'm pleasantly surprised that i loved it instead of falling asleep. one of the more powerful movies i have watched recently. and WOMEN!!!!!

  • ★★★★ review by guilherme on Letterboxd


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