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Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei

Anne Fontaine

France, Poland | 2016 | Genre: Drama | running time: 115’

"What the picture leaves us with is a fresh understanding of our capacity to respond to suffering with good or evil, and to find new definitions of grace and vocation."
Justin Chang - Variety

festivals & awards

Premieres, Sundance Film Festival 2016


Poland, winter of 1945. Mathilde Beaulieu is a young intern working with a branch of the French Red Cross. They are on a mission to find, treat and repatriate French survivors of the German camps. One day, a Polish nun arrives in the hospital. In very poor French, she begs Mathilde to come to her convent. Mathilde life and beliefs change when she discovers the advanced state of pregnancy that affect several of the Sisters of the convent just outside the hospital where she performs.


In The Name Of The Mother
original title

Les Innocentes




France, Poland

running time


produced by

Mandarin Cinéma - France

in co-production with

Aeroplan Film - Poland

directed by

Anne Fontaine

written by

Sabrina B. Karine
Alice Vial
Pascal Bonitzer


Films Distribution

In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy.
TFL Programmes

Script&Pitch 2012

Sabrina Karine

Scriptwriter, Film Director

Alice Vial

Scriptwriter, Film Director