Joan Of The Angels

  • 1962
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Religious

Winnicka is the Mother Superior for a convent of Ursuline nuns in 17th-century Poland. She becomes possessed by Satanic forces, and efforts are made to end this horror. Two priests are burned at the stake for fathering children by her, while four other priests try in vain to exorcise the evil spirits. The other nuns, with the exception of Ciepielewska,...read more

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Winnicka is the Mother Superior for a convent of Ursuline nuns in 17th-century Poland. She becomes possessed by Satanic forces, and efforts are made to end this horror. Two priests are burned at the stake for fathering children by her, while four other priests try in vain to exorcise the

evil spirits. The other nuns, with the exception of Ciepielewska, follow Winnicka's lead by letting evil spirits enter their own bodies. Voit is a devout priest who comes to try an exorcism. Using all of his powers and knowledge, including prayer and self-flagellation, he tries his best but cannot

overcome the Satanic possession. In fear, he seeks the advice of an old rabbi (Voit again, in an unusual dual role). The rabbi suggests that the so-called spirits may simply be human nature. Voit finds himself becoming possessed by Winnicka, drawn to her by his own emotional and physical needs. In

desperation he kills two innocent stable grooms in order to offer his soul to the forces holding Winnicka. He meets Ciepielewska after she has spent the night with a nobleman who subsequently kicked her out. Voit tells the emotionally wrought sister to return to the convent to tell Winnicka of the

man's deed. This film takes on added dimension when one stops to consider Poland's unique position in the world (its Communist government and its strong Catholic traditions) at the time of its production.

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