THE VOICE

POLISH TITLE: GŁOS

The Jesuit Order novitiate is a severe form of a trial. During two years of isolation from society and the comforts of civilisation, young men have enough time to ponder the question: Is the religious life for me? In the documentary by Dominika Montean-Pańków, we can see, among other things, the first lectures for future clergy. ‘If you sit in a shack, you will see the fruits in everyday life’, says an elderly monk. Wojciech Staroń’s shots of the desert define the symbolic horizon of the experience of the novices, and the steady rhythm of Adam Bałdych’s score creates an aura of meditation.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
73'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Dominika Montean
SCRIPT:
Dominika Montean
DOP:
Wojciech Staroń
EDITOR:
Milenia Fiedler
MUSIC:
Adam Bałdych
SOUND:
Leszek Freund, Piotr Pastuszak
PRODUCTION:
KALEJDOSKOP Film Studio

Dominika Montean »

Graduated from English Philology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and film making at the University in Silesia in Katowice, Poland. Her graduation film “Say Something” presented at many festivals won the awards for the Best Directing and Photography on 14 International Festival SMOFI 2004 in Krakow and for the Best Male Actor on the Warsaw Festival “Film Tomorrow” in 2005. She is also the author of documentaries and other short films. Her newest film “Exit Author” was presented on the XXXI Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Poland.