SAINT (Swiety)

SAINT (Swiety)

  • Directed by Sebastian Buttny
  • Starring Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Lena Góra, Dobromir Dymecki, Michal Wlodarczyk
  • The 22nd KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival
  • 2023 | 110mins | Poland, Hungary | (18)

Mateusz Kościukiewicz (Mug, Bracia TV series) features as Andrzej Baran, a rookie policeman in the Citizens’ Militia, who is assigned the task of discovering who stole the priceless silver sculpture of Saint Adalbert from Gniezno Cathedral. Recognising the significance of this case and dissatisfied with the official narrative, Baran starts a parallel investigation which soon reveals things his seniors prefer to keep hidden. Written and directed by Sebastian Buttny, Saint skilfully combines history and fiction. Set in 1986, during the final turbulent days of the Polish Peoples Republic, it shows a nation grappling with its identity, torn between allegiance to Church and State.

Presented as part of KINOTEKA 2024 Polish Film Festival

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