"In the Name Of" by Małgorzata Szumowska released in UK

Gripping and controversial look at sexuality in the church.

 

Release Date: 27 September 2013
Language: Polish (with English Subtitles)
Cast: Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Maja Ostaszewska

In the Name Of, dir. Małgorzata Szumowska,  Poland, 2013, 102 min.

Father Adam takes over a small parish in the middle of nowhere. He organizes a community centre for boys with troubled pasts. His energy appreciated, the locals accept him as one of their own.  Everybody wants to be close to him, feeding off of his vitality and power, but no one knows he harbors his own secret. After meeting an eccentric and silent young man, a local pariah, Father Adams is forced to confront a long forgotten burden and passion. As the villagers’ worst suspicions are validated, Father Adam becomes the obvious enemy.

Directed by Małgośka Szumowska, winner of this year's Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festival, In the Name Of is a gripping and controversial look at sexuality in the church, steeped in religious symbolism resonating with current issues in today's society.

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