Once Upon a Time in Poland

(Jak Bůh hledal Karla)

Once Upon a Time in Poland

In this existential road comedy a Czech film crew travels to Poland to learn about the local faith in God. The successful characteristic style of the Klusák-Remunda filmmaking duo is obvious.

So close, yet so far. Although a bit exaggerated, this can be said about Poles and Czechs – neighbours and related nations. This powerful film builds on the contradictions of two worlds: Czech atheists vs. the exotic reality of a Catholic country. There is no shortage of amusing scenes. The filmmakers address passers-by, nuns, employees of the anti-Semitic Radio Maryja, a priest accused of sexual harassment, and an exorcist. Karel not only becomes an explorer who seeks to find the truth about Polish faith, but at another level also a pilgrim who, through the “path to film” wants to find faith himself. Last but not least, the documentary asks what has happened to Poland in recent years? Why is it as internally divided as Czechia?

About the film

Director: Filip Remunda, Vít Klusák
Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia
2020 | 97 min.

Language: Czech, Polish

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech distribution premiere

Director

Vít Klusák

Filmography
2020 - Once Upon a Time in Poland
2020 - Caught in the Net
2017 -The White World According to Daliborek
2015 - Czech Journal
2013 - Good Driver Smetana

Vít Klusák

Filip Remunda

Filmography
2020 - Once Upon a Time in Poland
2018 - Český žurnál: Bratři Okamurové
2015 - Steam on the River
2012 - Život a Smrt v Tanvaldu
2012 - Dobrý řidič Smetana

Filip Remunda

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