Mother Joan of the Angels (Matka Joanna od Aniolow) director Jerzy Kawalerowicz Poland 1961
PAL Region 2
Digitally re-mastered with restored image and sound
New and improved English subtitle translation.
Booklet featuring Essay on the film.
One of the landmarks of Polish cinema, this film is based on the documented story of the ‘possession’ of a group of nuns that led to the burning of a priest at the stake in Loudun, France in 1634.
Available for the first time ever on DVD, Mother Joan of the Angels is a spare, visually rigorous, and profoundly disturbing exploration of faith, repression, fanaticism, and eros. Anyone who is a fan of classics of the strange will find much to savour in Mother Joan of the Angels.