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 November
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 November.
Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics. For 5 years worked as a Board Deputy Director at the Polish Radio. Since 2013 has been running the KONDRAT-MEDIA company, which produces and distributes films focused on Christian values.
His first directed documentary – „How to defeat the Satan”, won in May 2014, Grand Prix of the XXIX International Film Festival in Niepokalanów. His next documentary distributed in cinemas, „Matteo”, was about a monk, a great exorcist, who died 400 years ago, and now at his grave numerous healings and releases from the possession of the evil spirit take place. Another production by Michał Kondrat was a docudrama „The two Crowns”, about the life of Saint Father Maksymilian Kolbe. The documentary scenes were shot in three countries: Poland, Italy and Japan. Almost 250,000 viewers saw the film in Poland and it was released in theaters in 15 countries. The latest film by Kondrat – „Love and Mercy: Faustina”, dedicated to Saint Faustyna Kowalska and the message of God’s Mercy, has biggest success in Poland than his previous movie. Theatrical rights to the movie till today are sold to about 20 countries. The film in USA premiered on October 28, 2019 in hundreds of cinemas across the country.
as Fulla Horak
as St. Father Pio
as the man’s wife
as St. Stanisław Papczyński
as woman on the party
as man in the church
as alcoholic wife
as St. Magdalena Barat
as fortune teller