New Saint, The
dir. Allard Detiger, The Netherlands/Belgium, 2010, 70 mins
Screening times
May 6 15:00, Kinoteka 4
May 8 15:30, Kinoteka 4
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The New Saint is a film about Yevgeny Rodionov, an ordinary young Russian boy who got beheaded in the first Chechen war after being taken prisoner and refusing to convert to Islam. He was proclaimed a martyr and many Russians found in Yevgeny their own unofficial saint.

The life of Yevgeny’s mother underwent a radical change when her child ‘became’ a saint. By campaigning for his canonisation she keeps the memory of her son alive. The success of her mission is illustrated by the portrayal...


Wybrane nagrody i festiwale/Selected festivals and awards: 2010 – MFF Amsterdam/IDFA.


Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Maasja Ooms
Produkcja /Production: Volya Films

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A very interesting theme but I feel that the look is deep enough. (jacwaj)
o codziennych świętych, którzy są w stanie oddać życie za wiarę. o codziennych próbach szukania oparcia w symbolach, które nadadzą życiu sens. świetny temat z zakresu antropologii społecznej. (sonia)