FNE at Gdynia Film Festival 2018: Clergy

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GDYNIA: Wojciech Smarzowski’s crime drama Clergy will screen in the main competition of the 43rd Gdynia Film Festival, running from 17 to 22 September 2018. The film focuses on the Catholic Church reform in Poland.

The script penned by Wojciech Smarzowski and Wojciech Rzehak follows the stories of three Catholic priests, who share a past tragic event and meet again to discover how their clergy careers have developed.

The film stars Arkadiusz Jakubik, Robert Więckiewicz, Jacek Braciak and Janusz Gajos. The cast includes other well-known Polish actors.

"The goal of our film is not to discuss issues of faith or to criticise religious people. Faith is one of the most intimate spheres of human life. We want to show actions and attitudes that raise our objection on a fundamental level. Our film is an artistic vision, based on true events, and it is a very moving story", Smarzowski said in a statement.

Jacek Rzehak produced the film through Profil Film in coproduction with Showmax B.V., Moderator Inwestycje, Atlas Sztuki, Tovares, Studio Metrage, Kino Świat, Cracow Festival Office, the National Audiovisual Institute, Great Private Equity. It was supported by the Polish Film Institute.

The film was shot on location in Cracow and Nowa Huta in August-September 2017. Kino Świat will release it domestically on 28 September 2018.

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Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Screenwriters: Wojciech Smarzowski, Wojciech Rzehak
DoP: Tomasz Madejski
Music: Mikołaj Trzaska
Cast: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Jacek Braciak, Robert Więckiewicz, Janusz Gajos, Joanna Kulig, Iwona Bielska, Iza Kuna, Katarzyna Herman, Adrian Zaremba