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In the Name Of

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Poland | 2013 | 101 minutes | Malgoska Szumowska

The magnetic Andrzej Chyra (Decalogue IV, Katyn) plays Father Adam, a lonely but loving and kind priest in the Polish countryside struggling with his sexuality in this artfully rendered, unpredictable, and emotional film.

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In the Name Of is an artfully rendered, unpredictable, and emotional film starring, as Father Adam, the magnetic Andrzej Chyra (Kieślowski's Decalogue IV, Wajda's Katyń). Running over the most beautiful countryside and forests is not the only thing the small parish village priest Adam runs from. He has great rapport with his parishioners and with his tough-talking young men that are in his care, playing soccer, swimming, and working together. Yet an old doubt dwells deep inside of him, sliding him into spiritual despair. But isn't loving a true and logical outcome of faith? Małgośka Szumowska wrote the script with Michał Englert (also the cinematographer), and together they tackle the controversial topics of the Roman Catholic priesthood in Poland. "The subject of the film is faith, doubt, repression, and the longing for feelings," says director Szumowska (33 Scenes from Life, Elles). What sets director Szumowska's work apart is a close and private approach to her subjects and her serious investigation into the major issues of ordinary lives.

Director Biography
Malgoska Szumowska was born in 1973 in Cracow. Her first two feature films, Happy Man (2000) and Stranger (2004), were nominated for the European Discovery of the Year at the European Film Awards. Elles (2011), starring Juliette Binoche, opened the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.

Sponsored in part by Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles

Director: Malgoska Szumowska
Principal Cast: Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Maja Ostaszewska, Lukasz Simlat, Maria Maj
Country: Poland
Year: 2013
Running Time: 101 minutes
Producer: Agnieszka Kurzydlo
Screenplay: Malgoska Szumowska, Michal Englert
Cinematographers: Michal Englert
Editors: Jacek Drosio
Music: Pawel Mykietyn, Adam Walicki
Website: http://international.memento-films.com/now/in-the-name-of
Awards: Berlin Film Festival 2013 (Teddy Award: Best Feature Film, Reader Jury of the “Siegessäule”)
Filmography: Elles (2012); 33 Scenes from Life (2008); Stranger (2004); Happy Man (2000)
Language: Polish
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: DCP
US Distributor: Film Movement
International Sales: Memento Films International
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