Pilgrims of Divine Mercy

Poland / 2020 / documentary / 83' / National Competition

In this road movie four repeat offenders, who converted in prison, set off on foot to the Vatican, drawing a special trolley with a gift for the pope – a painting of Merciful Jesus. What they have in common, apart from their criminal past, is faith and hope that their effort will help them to forget about the demons of the past. Heavy physical exertion will put their notions of community and faith to the test. They will meet many interesting people on the way, but what is the most important will happen between them.

directed by
Przemysław Jan ChrobakQ&A guest

He earned his BA in Philosophy of Nature from the Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw. He embarked on his film career at the amateur film group Fraction/35. Seeking his own form of expression, he is fascinated by historiosophy and documentary film production. His debut "The Crow" (2014) has won several awards in Poland and abroad. He started work on his feature-length debut "Pilgrims of Divine Mercy" (2020) in 2015 and the entire period brought important changes in the artist’s life.

cinematography
Przemysław Jan Chrobak
script
Przemysław Jan Chrobak
music
Magda Głowacka, Orlando Jopling, Paul Mottram, Evelyn Glennie
editing
Przemysław Jan Chrobak
production
Przemysław Jan Chrobak
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Pilgrims of Divine Mercy