Film Programs
Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
Mother Joan of the Angels

April 20 at 2:00
East Building Auditorium

From the same seventeenth-century demonic possession case as Aldous Huxley’s Devils of Loudun and Ken Russell’s The Devils, Mother Joan of the Angels is a stunning portrayal of hysteria, lust, and oppression, culminating in a painful crisis of faith for virtuous Father Suryn as he inspects an Ursuline convent — possibly to exorcise Mother Joan, the appealing abbess. (Jerzy Kawalerowicz and Tadeusz Konwicki, 1961, DCP, subtitles, 110 minutes)

courtesy Milestone Film and Video

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