Our God’s Brother
Brat naszego Boga, 1997, 123 min.
|Brother Albert / Adam Chmielewski||Scott Wilson|
|Maksymilian Gierymski||Christoph Waltz|
|The Stranger||Wojciech Pszoniak|
|Cameldolite Monk||Riccardo Cucciolla|
|Helena Modjewsk||Grazyna Szapolowska|
|Stanislaw Witkiewicz||Andrei Roudenski|
|The Monk||Marek Probosz|
In the late forties Karol Wojtyla, as a young priest, wrote a play about Adam Chmielowski (1845-1916), a talented and widely recognized Cracowian painter, friend of such prominent artists as Wyczolkowski, Gierymski, Witkiewicz and Modrzejewska, who in the midst of his artistic career at the age of 42, abandoned painting and followed his calling into the service of God. As Brother Albert he founded the Albertine Order in Cracow and devoted his life to serving the poor and the homeless.
In 1983 Karol Wojtyla, then Pope John Paul II, beatified Brother Albert in Cracow and six years later canonized him in Rome.
The play, a philosophical, meditative and poetic study of the emergence of a calling, was filmed by Krzysztof Zanussi and released in 1997 under the title Our God’ Brother.