Polish Prayers

  • In theatres9. November 2023
  • Production year2022
  • CountrySwitzerland, Poland
  • Length84
  • LanguageOV PL de-fr / it-de
  • ProductionFirst Hand Films
  • DirectorHanka Nobis
  • Cast
  • Age restriction
  • Festivals
    Amsterdam, 35th IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
    Solothurn, Solothurner Filmtage Opera Prima
    Locarno, Locarno Film Festival Panorama Suisse
    Barcelona, 26th DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival
    Warsaw, 20th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
    Linz, 20th Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz
    Zürich, 26. Pink Apple Schwullesbisches Filmfestival Zürich
    Copenhagen, 20th CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
    Thessaloniki, 25th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
    Tallinn, DocPoint - Tallinn Documentary Film Festival
    Berlin, Human Rights Film Festival
    Norway, We Do Festival
    Kosovo, Dokufest
    Ecuador, EDOC Festival


A riveting debut – as illuminating as it is shocking. – FILMUFORIA

A powerful and uncompromising work – and a touching debut, intense and profound without being judgmental. – CINEUROPA

As a traditional Catholic in Poland, 22-year-old Antek holds deeply conservative views. But when he falls in love for the first time, he begins to have doubts – first about the prohibition of premarital sex and finally about the existence of God.

The 22-year-old Antek is destined to become the religious leader of the ultra-conservative Polish Brotherhood. The Brotherhood organises counter-demonstrations to LGBTQI events and meets for masculinity rituals in the forest. But when Antek is about to be promoted, he begins to question the moral principles he has spent years fighting for.

Over the course of four years, filmmaker Hanka Nobis accompanies the charismatic and sensitive young man, who identifies less and less with traditional values. In exchange with a constantly changing circle of friends, Antek develops his own opinion on what it means to be a good person.

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Special Screenings

22.01.23 | 17:45
Solothurn, Landhaus
National Premiere at the Solothurner Filmtage, in attendance of Hanna Nobis (Director)
24.01.23 | 14:45
Solothurn, Kino Palace
Screening at the Solothurner Filmtage
07.08.23 | 11:00
Screening at the Panorama Suisse
16.09.23 | 11:00
Brugg, Odeon
Festival Screening
Brugger Dokumentarfilmtage
17.09.23 | 15:30
Brugg, Odeon
Festival Screening
Brugger Dokumentarfilmtage