Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Set in communist Poland in 1953, this is a drama about loyalty and betrayal. Anna (Magdalena Cielecka) is a Catholic nun and schoolteacher who has made the mistake of advising her students to attend Mass rather than go to an important Communist Party rally. She is arrested and detained, but is released on the condition that she will get the dirt on a dissident priest (Oligerd Lukaszwicz). Anna is a young woman, and has had a crush on that same priest since she was a girl. As she attempts to carry out her nefarious assignment, her unresolved sexual feelings come to the fore, adding to her inner torment. When her duplicitous friendship with him results in confidences, her twin crises of conscience and faith come to their peak.
conviction, espionage, imprisonment, nun, religion, schoolteacher, self-preservation