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OUR GOD'S BROTHER
OUR GOD'S BROTHER
Director KRZYSZTOF ZANUSSI
Screenplay MARIO DI NARDO, KRZYSZTOF ZANUSSI
Dialogs KAROL WOJTYLA
Cinematography RYSZARD LENCZEWSKI
Music WOJCIECH KILAR
Art Director EWA BRAUN, GRZEGORZ PIATKOWSKI
Producer s GIACOMO PEZZALI, GEORG STINGL, KRZYSZTOF ZANUSSI

Brother Albert / Adam Chmielewski SCOTT WILSON
Maksymilian Gierymski CHRISTOPH WALTZ
The Stranger WOJCIECH PSZONIAK
Cameldolite Monk RICCARDO CUCCIOLLA
Helena Modjewska GRZYNA SZAPOLOWSKA
Stanislaw Witkiewicz ANDREI ROUDENSKI
Jerzy MACIEJ ORLOS
Hubert PIOTR ADAMCZYK
Antoni JERZY NOWAK
The Monk MAREK PROBOSZ

In the late forties Karol Wojtyla, as a young priest, wrote a play about Adam Chmielowski (1845-1916), a talented and widely recognized Cracowian painter, friend of such prominent artists as Wyczolkowski, Gierymski, Witkiewicz and Modrzejewska, who in the midst of his artistic career at the age of 42, abandoned painting and followed his calling into the service of God. As Brother Albert he founded the Albertine Order in Cracow and devoted his life to serving the poor and the homeless.

In 1983 Karol Wojtyla, then Pope John Paul II, beatified Brother Albert in Cracow and six years later canonized him in Rome.

The play, a philosophical, meditative and poetic study of the emergence of a calling, was filmed by Krzysztof Zanussi and released in 1997 under the title Our God’ Brother.

The 18th Annual
Polish Film Festival
October 18-26, 2017
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