2013 Berlin Film Festival Winner IN THE NAME OF Comes to DVD, 4/15
Film Movement (www.filmmovement.com), the distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, announces today that IN THE NAME OF, the award-winning Polish drama that portrays the life of a rural priest struggling with his homosexuality, will be released on DVD on April 15th in North America.
Watch, embed and share the trailer for IN THE NAME OF, on DVD April 15, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dti3xTI3L0Y
A Catholic priest who discovered his calling as a servant of God at the relatively late age of 21, Adam lives in a village in rural Poland where he works with teenagers with behavioral problems. He declines the advances of a young blonde named Ewa, saying he is already spoken for. However, celibacy is not the only reason for his rejection. Adam knows that he desires men and that his embrace of the priesthood has been a Flight from his own sexuality. When he meets ?ukasz, the strange and taciturn son of a simple rural family, Adam's self-imposed abstinence becomes a heavy burden.
Ma?go?ka Szumowska's visually powerful film, charged with striking imagery from Christ's Passion, dares to broach the still taboo topic of homosexuality in the priesthood. Confronted with his 'forbidden' desires, her protagonist experiences both moments of bliss and utter despair. A film about confused emotions, repression and loneliness - and the possibility of perhaps finding oneself after all.
Available on DVD on April 15 at FilmMovement.com, Amazon.com and other retailers, IN THE NAME OF on DVD includes short film SUMMER VACATION, an Isreali film by Sharon Maymon. SUMMER VACATION, 22 minutes in length, follows a young man on a peaceful vacation with his family, until an encounter with The Past threatens to derail the temporary paradise. Also available on digital platforms including Netflix and Amazon Instant, Indiewire calls IN THE NAME OF "A must see!"