In the name of / W imię (Poland, 2013)

directed by Małgorzata Szumowska, drama, 101 min, fr subtitles
written by Malgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
with Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Maja Ostaszewska, Łukasz Simlat

Father Adam takes over a small parish in the middle of nowhere. He organizes a community centre for boys with troubled pasts. His energy is appreciated and the locals accept him as one of their own. Everybody wants to be close to him, feeding off of his vitality and power, but no one knows he harbours his own secret. After meeting an eccentric and silent young man, a local pariah, Father Adams is forced to confront a long forgotten burden and passion. As the villagers' worst suspicions are validated, Father Adam becomes the obvious enemy.
In the name of has already won several awards, including the Teddy Award at the Berlin IFF and Grand Prix at International Women's Film Festival Dortmund. Dieter Kosslick, the director of Berlin IFF where the film had its premiere, described In the name of as "A very up to date commentary about the present situation in Church".

Awards:
Berlin International Film Festival 2013 (Teddy Award)
International Women's Film Festival Dortmund 2013 (Grand Prix)
Neisse Film Festival 2013 (Jury Award, Best Actor)
Mix Milano Film Festival 2013 (Best Film)