Set at the end of the WW2 in Poland, this sensitive and emotionally resonate drama is centered on Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, who comes to the aid of a group of nuns living in the aftermath of the war. Based on real events, Fontaine explores their fraught situation with great humanity and sensitivity. Mathilde protects the nuns not only from further attacks but also from the convents hierarchy.
The Innocents is an emotional layered, tender and insightful drama. The complexities of trauma and shame are deftly and sensitively handled through the prism of faith, humanism, compassion and acceptance.