7:30 PM, 25th March, 2021
** In accordance with ANU COVID-19 safety protocols, all attendees must pre-register before attending screenings. No walk-ins can be permitted under any circumstances, so please register to avoid disappointment. Registration forms will only open two weeks prior to the film's screening date, and will close at 12 PM on the day of the screening. **
** PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND **
20-year-old Daniel (Bartosz Bielenia) has found God while incarcerated in a youth detention centre, but his criminal record excludes him from entering the seminary. Upon his release, he is assigned to a position in a woodworking factory in a small Polish town. There, as luck – or perhaps a God-given opportunity – would have it, a case of mistaken identity has him inadvertently assuming the role of the parish’s new clergyman.
After a shaky start, Daniel and his unmistakably passionate but wholly unconventional approach to the pulpit becomes the spark needed to reunite the community, which has been torn apart by a recent tragedy. But not everyone is open to his approach, and Daniel soon learns the hard way that following the road to salvation can also lead one astray.
Inspired by true events, this Polish drama is a remarkable tale of morality and redemption. Nominated in the Best International Film category at the Oscars in 2020, the film also won 11 Polish Academy Awards, including Best Film.