Martin Scorsese presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
Mother Joan of the Angels
dir. Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Poland, 1960, DCP, b/w, Polish w/ English subtitles, 110 min.
Young, virtuous exorcist Father Suryn is assigned a difficult task: he must investigate a case of demonic possession after a local priest is burnt for tempting the nuns of a convent. Arriving at the nunnery, he meets its abbess, Mother Joan, thus embarking a struggle against the forces of darkness to save her soul. Inevitably the priest must choose between sacrificing his own purity and saving the convent from evil. A visually sophisticated film, Mother Joan of the Angels is a study of faith, sin and redemption.
Organized by: Propaganda Foundation, DI Factory, CRF and The Film Foundation.
In cooperation with: Kino RP, Tor, Zebra, Kadr and Janus Films.
Distributed by Milestone Film & Video.
With the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Film Institute.
Honorary Patronage: the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C., the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ottawa, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Montreal, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto