The Stone

Poland / 2020 / fiction / 25' / National Competition

There is a stone in the middle of the park. It is not a typical boulder. When a nun in a wheelchair touches it, she is healed. The abbess of her convent dreams of announcing the miracle but for the archbishop the stone is too secular, too common to be considered a miraculous object. The abbess does not want to give up – she comes up with a bluff to reach the pope himself. Even hierarchs of other denominations are becoming interested in the matter. Is it possible to work out a joint position? Permeated with warm humour, "The Stone" is an allegory about religiousness, miracles, ecumenism and effective marketing.

directed by
Bartosz KozeraQ&A guest

Screenwriter and director. He is the winner of the TVN comedy feature screenplay competition (2014), the recipient of the first prize in Papaya Young Directors (2016) and the second prize in the 3rd National Competition for a Small Dramatic Form (2016) as well as a finalist of the 6th Script Fiesta (2017). He has sold two feature-length screenplays and written for broadcast series. He enjoys the sad satire of Iggy Pop and does not like working in commerce.

cinematography
Tomasz Gajewski
script
Bartosz Kozera
cast
Katarzyna Herman, Irena Melcer, Andrzej Dębski, Andrzej Walden, Krzysztof Materna
music
Hubert Zemler
sound
Piotr Kwieciński, Jakub Jaworski
editing
Magdalena Chowańska
production
Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński (Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association), Wiola Łabędź (No Drama Production), (TVN Film), (Coloroffon), (Halo Productions), (MX35)
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The Stone
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