As Anne Fontaine celebrated the world premiere of her new film ‘Agnus Dei’ at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, she sat down to discuss the wartime piece. Watch her exclusive interview here!
Known for her work on powerful French films, Anne Fontaine lives up to her reputation once again with Agnus Dei. She premiered the film at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah and wanted to make sure she gave fans an idea of what to expect from her latest work. It certainly doesn’t sound like a piece that was easy to make, but Anne took the challenge to convey a positive feeling: Hope.
Set in 1945 at the end of the war in Poland, Agnus Dei is based on real facts from the time. It follows a young French female doctor named Mathilde who eventually uncovers a dark secret in a Polish monastery, making for what Anne calls a “very complicated” situation.
Despite the film’s rather intense storyline which involves both rape and religion, Anne said that the overall theme of Agnus Dei is hope. “Every second there is hope underneath,” she said. “And the hope is going to win.”
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