Following the literary source, the film consists of three parts corresponding with the three meditations of the pope’s poem. Part one – “The Stream” – is a contemplation of the beauty and evanescence of the world and human life. In part two – “Meditations on the Book of Genesis at the Threshold of the Sistine Chapel” – John Paul II through the contemplation of Michelangelo frescoes introduces existentially most difficult truths of faith. Part three – “A Hill in the Land of Moriah” – is the story of Abraham who by sacrificing his son Isaac introduces the mystery of the God of the Covenant and announces the atoning death of Christ.
Written by: Marek Luzar based on the poem by John Paul II
Directors of photography: Paweł Śmietanka, Artur Dąbrowski, Paweł Kawęcyński
Music by: Rafał Rozmus
Production design by: Marek Luzar
Sound: Piotr Knop
Editing: Agnieszka Bojanowska
Costume design by: Agnieszka Glińska
Production managers: Piotr Waszek, priest Paweł Danek
Produced by: Wydawnictwo i Studio Filmowe Anima Media
Producers: Piotr Waszek, Piotr Śmietanka, Marek Luzar
Co-produced by: Śmietanka i Syn; Inventum Films; Marek Luzar
Distributed by: Monolith Films
Country and year of production: Poland, 2006
Cast: Anna Grabińska, Annalisa Giolo, Anna Jamróz, Artur Kwapis, Edyta Popławska, Kamil Gajdek, Kamil Iwo Dobrowolski, Katarzyna Kostrzewa, Katarzyna Pierścionek and others.
Length: 63 min.