"Title: Matka Joanna od Aniolow (Poland, 1961)
Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Spine number: #5 and #71
Other: The earlier release is currently out of print, and it contains a booklet featuring essay on the film by Andy Townsend from Second Run DVD. Re-release contains a newly filmed, exclusive appreciation by writer and film historian Michael Brooke, and also a booklet featuring a new essay by author and film lecturer Dr David Sorfa, and Michael Brooke on director Kawalerowicz.
Possessed. Nuns. If those words don’t entice, then rest assured that Winnicka’s staggering performance as Mother Joan of the Angels most certainly does. The Polish thesp’s characterization is a daring one, though any apprehension that might have been felt during her more unhinged on-screen moments remains invisible to the viewer. With the mere blink of an eyelid, she can swerve seamlessly from the angelic to the demonic, conjuring virtual hypnosis from her audience whilst r"
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