Sword of God

PL/BE 2018 | 104 Min | DCP
Metro Historisch
We, 25.09. | 20:30
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A knight and a mute hermit try to convert the indigenous population of a remote island to Christianity: the one attempts it with intimidation and violence, the other with softness and empathy. The resulting conflict is stylized into an archaic dispute by the Polish director Bartosz Konopka: percussive beats and roaring basses drive this breathtaking Chiaroscuro images; the characters covered in muck, blood and gore are almost reminiscent of sculptures. Sword of God is immediate cinema, a unique experience, most definitely influenced by Nicolas Winding Refn’s central work Valhalla Rising.

Bartosz Konopka
studied Film Science at the Jagiellonian University Cracow, at the Krzysztof Kieslowski Film Department in Katowice University, and at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. His documentary Rabbit a la Berlin (2009) was nominated for an Oscar®and his feature debut Fear of Falling (2011) premiered at the Montreal International Film Festival.
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Language OmeU
Director Bartosz Konopka
Cast Krzysztof Pieczyński, Karol Bernacki, Wiktoria Gorodeckaja
Writer Bartosz Konopka, Przemyslaw Nowakowski, Anna Wydra
Editing Andrzej Dąbrowski
Cinematography Jacek Podgórski
Metro Historisch
We, 25.09. | 20:30