Pre-registration is required, as “seating” is limited. Link to the screening will expire at 6pm on Wed., July 22.
After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration, Daniel has found Christ. He aspires to join the clergy, but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about leading his newfound flock. Though he has no training, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and unpriestly behavior raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk — even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn’t revealed in the confessional booth.
Poland; Not Rated; Directed by Jan Komasa (2019); 115 minutes; in Polish with English subtitles
Accompanying the film screening will be a transcript of Dr. John Pfeifer’s corresponding lecture, which can be viewed prior to or following the screening.
Available exclusively via Eventbrite; register at appsummer.org