xABo: Father Boniecki

Poland / 2020 / documentary / 73' / National Competition

The film title refers to the initials used by Father Adam Boniecki to sign his articles in "Tygodnik Powszechny". This weekly is the only place where he can publish after a ban was imposed on him by the Catholic Church leaders. Since then the priest has been even more active participating in over 200 meetings with his readers every year. The film is an intimate portrait of a man on the road. It shows a priest, aged 85, who can always find time for a meaningful conversation and, simultaneously, remains torn between his faith and concern about the condition of the contemporary Church, in particular in Poland.

Partner of the screening
directed by
Aleksandra PotoczekQ&A guest

Director of documentaries and film and cultural programmes. Lecturer at SWPS in Warsaw. She is a graduate of the Jagiellonian University, the Film School in Łódź and the Wajda School. Her documentary film "Voyage, voyage" (2017) received the Silver Dolphin at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in France and the award for the best education and culture documentary at the World Media Festival in Hamburg. She is a laureate of the "Phil Epistemoni" award granted by the KRSWK (Rectors of Universities in Kraków) for outstanding achievements in the field of higher education, science, culture and art and its promotion abroad.

Adam Palenta Q&A guest, Szymon Sinoff
Aleksandra Potoczek
ks. Adam Boniecki Q&A guest
Hania Rani
Tomasz Kochan
Marcin Sucharski
Aleksander Kardyś (Fundacja Tygodnika Powszechnego)
xABo: Father Boniecki