In the Name of

W imię…, 2013, 96 min.

In the Name of (2013)

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Essonne European Film Festival
Best Actor Award for Andrzej Chyra

Gdynia Film Festival
Silver Lion, Best Director for Malgorzata Szumowska & Best Actor for Andrzej Chyra

Berlin International Film Festival
Teddy Award

Milano International LGBT Film Festival
Best Film Award

Dortmund International Women’s Film Festival
Grand Prix


Director Malgorzata Szumowska
Screenplay Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert
Cinematography Michal Engler
Music Pawel Mykietyn, Adam Walicki
Art Director Marek Zawieruch
Producer Agnieszka Kurzydlo
Priest Adam Andrzej Chyra
Lukasz Mateusz Kosciukiewicz
Ewa Maja Ostaszewska
Lukasz’s Mother Maria Maj
Adrian Tomasz Schucharder
Teacher Michal Lukasz Simlat
Gajo’s Mother Maria Mamona
Adam is a Catholic priest who discovered his calling as a servant of God at the relatively late age of 21. He now lives in a village in rural Poland where he works with teenagers with behavioral problems who fight and yell abuse. He declines the advances of a young blonde named Ewa, saying he is already spoken for. However, celibacy is not the only reason for his rejection. Adam knows that he desires men and that his embrace of the priesthood has been a flight from his own sexuality. When he meets ?ukasz, the strange and taciturn son of a simple rural family, Adam’s self-imposed abstinence becomes a heavy burden.