Mother Joan of the Angels Movie Review 1960

Information and Film Reviews for Mother Joan of the Angels the Movie

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A priest investigating demonic possession among nuns in a 17th-century Polish convent becomes involved in a mutual attraction with the Mother Superior. A powerful allegory complemented by the stylized narrative and performances. Polish with subtitles. Based on actual events at Loudun and also the subject of a play by John Whiting, an opera by Krzysztof Penderecki, "The Devils of Loudon" novel by Aldous Huxley, and Ken Russell's movie "The Devils."


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Available on VHS
Running time 108 minutes.
Originally from Polish.

Cast and Crew

Religion, Nuns & Priests, True Stories, Period Piece: 17th Century, Devils
Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Tadeusz Konwicki
Lucyna Winnicka, Mieczyslaw Voit, Anna Ciepielewska, Maria Chwalibog
Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Adam Walacinski


Cannes 1961: Grand Jury Prize.

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