Investigating religious power in Poland

    RELIGION: The entertaining and self-reflecting Czech film crew embark on a surrealistic road movie to unveil the wickedness behind the facade of the Catholic Church in Poland.

    The Czech and the Polish are neighbours. They also share a similar painful history of being overruled by foreign powers with dogmatic ideologies. The Polish seem to have assimilated their suffering with a deep religiousness, while the Czechs belong to one of the most atheistic countries in the world. This prompts a small Czech documentary team to embark on an investigative pilgrimage, searching for answers to why the Catholic Church has such a stronghold on Poland.

    Kaleidoscopic impressions

    Once Upon a Time in Poland, screening as part of Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival’s «Opus Bonum» & «Czech Joy» programmes, is both entertaining and intelligent. What makes it stand out is the creative film language through which the artists have chosen to . . .

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    Margareta Hruza
    Hruza is a Czech/Norwegian filmmaker and a regular film critic at Modern Times Review.
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