Poland 1945: A French doctor working for the Red Cross is drawn into a crisis at a local convent. Basing her story on the real life of Madeleine Pauliac, filmmaker Anne Fontaine (working with screenwriters Sabrina B. Karine and Alice Vial) has crafted a multi-dimensional masterpiece. (JLH: 5/5) Top Photo: Agata Buzek as “Sister Maria” with Lou… Continue reading THE INNOCENTS


A middle-aged French baker believes his new English neighbor is a literary archetype come to life, and falls head over heels in love with his own fantasy. What looks to be a period comedy slowly reveals itself as an erudite and insightful modern tragedy. Gemma Bovery is a “Personal Best” for French director Anne Fontaine. The screenplay–which Fontaine co-wrote with… Continue reading GEMMA BOVERY