"Mother Joan of the Angels"
Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz
One of the landmarks of modern Polish cinema, this
gripping adaptation of Aldous Huxley's "The Devils of Loudun" (like Ken Russel's
"The Devils") transposes the action to a seventeenth century Polish convent,
where a priest investigates demonic possession among nuns. But the excorcist finds
himself involved in an unavoidable mutual attraction with the mother superior. Full
of brilliant symbolism, Kawalerowicz weaves a powerful allegory of good versus evil,
chastity versus erotism. Polish with English subtitles.