Directed by Łukasz Gutt & Łukasz Ronduda, drama, 94 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Michal Oleszczyk, Lukasz Ronduda, Katarzyna Sarnowska
With Dawid Ogrodnik, Maria Maj, Andrzej Chyra, Oskar Rybaczek, Jacek Poniedziałek, Agata Labno, Jowita Budnik, Ewa Konstancja Bulhak Bulhak
Daniel, a young gay and profoundly Catholic artist living in a small village in rural Poland, is used to the daily struggle to be accepted and respected in the predominantly homophobic community. Although he must hide his secret love relationship with Olek, another local young man who finds it hard to embrace his sexuality, Daniel, always wearing his favourite rainbow-striped jacket, manages to handle the constant mocking and humiliating remarks of other villagers quite well. However, when his lesbian friend is pushed into a terrible decision, Daniel embarks on a difficult mission to redeem his community with the ultimate work of art…
This emotionally charged film is based on the true story of Catholic gay activist Daniel Rycharski. It explores not only the much-commented issue of LGBTQ+ rights in Christian Poland, but also the relationship between religion and modern art and faith in general. A carefully crafted psychological story that successfully draws the viewers in, showing them the hardships faced by this young courageous man.
Polish Film Awards 2021 (Discovery of the Year)
Polish FF 2021 (Best Film, Best Cinematography)
Association of Polish Filmmakers Critics Awards 2021 (Best Polish Film)