EXCLUSIVE: Latest feature from Anne Fontaine has just started principal photography in Poland’s Mazury region and stars Ida’s Agata Kulesza.

Films Distribution has picked up international distribution rights for Anne Fontaine’s latest feature Innocent with Ida star Agata Kulesza appearing in a French and Polish cast.

The French-Polish co-production between Mandarin Cinema and Aeroplan Film centres on true events in Poland during winter of 1945 when a young French Red Cross intern (played by Lou de Laage) discovered a group of nuns in a nearby convent in the advance state of pregnancy after they were raped by soldiers of the Red Army.

Kulesza - who was the young nun’s aunt in Pawel Pawlikowski’s Oscar-nominated film - is one of the nuns in this drama written by Fontaine with Sabrina B. Karine, Alice Vial and Pascal Bonitzer. Other parts are taken by Polish actresses Agata Buzek (Reverse) and Joanna Kulig (Elles)

Principal photography has just begun at locations in Poland’s Mazury region and will continue until this March.