Production: Poland 2020
Genre: drama, historical drama, religious drama
Director and screenwroter: Michał Kondrat (“Love and Mercy: Faustina”, “Two Crowns”)
Narration: Drew Mariani
Cast: Małgorzata Kożuchowska (“Banksters”, “Practice”, “Letters to Santa”), Philippe Tłokiński (“The Resistance Fighter”, “Volta”), Ida Nowakowska (“Suicide Room”, “Bandit”), Kamila Kamińska (“Love and Mercy: Faustina”, “Breaking the Limits”, “Letters to Santa 3”), Olga Bończyk (“For better and for worse”, „Heat of the Mountains”), Marcin Kwaśny (“Squadron 303”, “Letters to Santa 3”), Małgorzata Lewińska (“Spring to Come”, “Love and Mercy: Faustina”), Maria Niklińska (“Black”, “I will show you”), Henryk Gołębiewski (“Angel”, “Edi”), Dorota Piasecka (“Rose”, “Destined for Blues”, Mateusz Dobies (“Father Matthew”, “First Love”)
The latest work by Michał Kondrat
The author of “Love and Mercy: Faustina” and “Two Crowns” about life after death.
The “Purgatory” with Małgorzata Kożuchowska – in cinemas on 23rd October
People have been wondering what awaits them after death since time immemorial. And although nobody managed to penetrate the secret, there have been many people through the ages that could see more – like Fulla Horak, St. Faustina Kowalska or St. Padre Pio. These mystics – people who have been graced by the visits of souls from the Purgatory – are only some of the protagonists of Michał Kondrat’s film entitled “Purgatory”. The new film from the creator of the “Faustina: Love and Mercy” and “Two Crowns”, which have been appreciated both in Poland and abroad, tells the story of souls living in the bodies and of souls that have already left this world. It is also a reminder – in film form – of the most outstanding theologians and scientists, who have been studying the state of human consciousness upon the death of the body.
One of them was St. Stanislaus Papczyński, whose death anniversary happens to be today. After the vision of the Holy Spirit, he founded the Marian Fathers, an order that aimed at promoting the adoration of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary and interceded particularly for the dead. The memory of those who are no longer with us was particularly strong in him after the mystical experience of the vision of the Purgatory and the souls suffering there. He recommended to his brethren: “Pray, brothers, for the souls in the Purgatory, for they suffer an unbearable torment”. He also emphasized that there is no greater mercy than the one shown to the dead. But what it actually was that brought him to this fervent prayer? What did he see during his revelation and what exactly did he have to say about PURGATORY and life after death? You will get the answers to these questions on 23rd October.