The French nurse and the nuns

Galway Film Society to screen The Innocents.

A scene from The Innocents.

A scene from The Innocents.

AS WWII draws to a close, Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, comes to the aid of a group of nuns, many of whom have been violated by Soviet soldiers on their march west to Berlin.

Mathilde protects them from further attacks and from the convent's hierarchy who try to conceal the scandal at all costs. This is Franco-Polish film The Innocents, which will be screened by the Galway Film Society in the Town Hall Theatre this Sunday at 8pm. It won the Los Angeles ColCoa Audience Award for Best French Film; the FIPRESCI Prize at the Valladolid International Film Festival 2016; and the Andreas Award at the Norwegian International Film Festival 2016.

Tickets are available from the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 or www.tht.ie

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