Little Friar

Little Friar

dir.

Andrzej Barański

NULL, 1 h 37 min

The story about friar Alojzy (Piotr Kosiba, 1855-1939), a Franciscan from Wieliczka near Krakow, famous for his goodness and cheerfulness, the caretaker of the poor. His beatification process started in 1963. We meet the friar in the last days of his life when he decides to leave this world to atone for the life of a seriously ill boy. Alojzy says farewell to the earthly life and looks forward to the eternity. Monastic life – uncanny and solitary but always fascinating – here seems ordinary and human.

Written by: Andrzej Barański
Director of photography: Dariusz Kuc
Music by: Marta Broczkowska
Production design by: Albina Barańska
Sound: Barbara Domaradzka
Editing: Wanda Zeman
Costume design by: Katarzyna Morawska
Production manager: Małgorzata Jurczak
Produced by: Polish Television Film Agency
Executive producer: Skorpion Art
Distributed by: Vivarto
World sales: Telewizja Polska – Biuro Współpracy Międzynarodowej
Country and year of production: Poland, 2006
Cast: Artur Barciś (Piotr Kosiba, friar Alojzy), Grzegorz Gołaszewski (friar Jacek), Henryk Błażejczyk (father Melchior), Janusz Wizło (hairdresser), Janusz Łagodziński (father guardian), Andrzej Okrza-Łapicki (father provincial), Rafał Dajbor (drug store salesman), Ewa Pająk (housekeeper), Zbigniew Kasprzyk (housekeeper), Antoni Kobiałka (carter), Grzegorz Kulikowski (heir), Michał Włodarczyk (baker’s son), Ewa Okrza-Łapicka (town woman), Bartłomiej Bobrowski (monk)
Length: 97,5 min.

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