Exorcisms & Science

Exorcisms & Science

Film Director

Director, screenwriter, film producer and university lecturer (doctoral thesis at Faculty of Radio and Television at University of Silesia in 2012). Born in 1956, son of a well-known television and radio reader Lucjan. Graduate of Polish studies at University of Warsaw (1979), Faculty of Radio and Television at University of Silesia (1985) and NFTS (Beaconsfield - England, 1987).Since 1990 he has directed documentaries and feature films (debut 'Człowiek z …', 1993. In 2005 he founded a production company ZK STUDIO.

 

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The Battle with Satan in Poland

Pope John Paul II reintroduced the ritual of exorcism into the Roman Catholic Church. In Poland, exorcisms quickly gained popularity.
Father Radon, a Catholic priest attempts to research the subject. Radon follows three girls who believe they are possessed and undergo the ritual regularly. This gives us an insight to the world of exorcists as well as their ‘patients’. Radon discovers Pentecostal roosts of the ritual – ‘borrowed’ by the Catholic Church from American Protestants. He finds out that more and more of the faithful are eager to take part in hypnotic trance during Deliverance Masses and fight Evil Spirits.