Light Years

Poland2021documentary27'National Competition

‘True male friendship’ – this is what they say about Vitali and Łukasz. They have graduated from an Orthodox seminar and keep living together filling their life with music, books and philosophical disputes. But when you want to be ordained as an Orthodox priest, you have to get married first. The family living in Belarus cannot wait until Vitali finds a wife and becomes a priest. His friend, who has had a girlfriend for many years, is not into marriage either. Will the bond between the protagonists turn out stronger than their religious obligations?

Q&A
directed by
Q&A guest, portret reżysera
Monika ProbaQ&A guest

Author of documentary films and features, podcasts, video installations and music videos She was born in Montreal in 1987. She is a graduate of Cultural Studies from the University of Warsaw and Sorbonne. She also studied at the Indonesian Art Institute of Yogyakarta as a fellow of the Darmasiswa programme. In Java, in collaboration with her sister, she shot her first documentary, "Dreams of Java", presenting local shamanism. She has completed the DOK PRO programme at the Wajda School. In her work, she focuses above all on rituals in culture.

cinematography
Zvika Gregory Portnoy
script
Monika Proba
protagonists
Witali Michalczuk Q&A guest
sound
Lucyna Wielopolska, Monika Proba, Mikołaj Lendzioszek, Anna Rok
editing
Adriana Fernández Castellanos, Monika Proba
production
Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński (Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association)
Photo
Kadr z filmu Light Years