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„TWO CROWNS” WORLD PREMIERE IN CANNES!

On Monday, May 22nd at 08:00 PM at Olympia 3, the “Two Crowns” will have its world premiere during the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

The movie that was filmed thanks to your support will enter to the Polish cinemas on October 13th.

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Dear readers,

 

Maksymilian Kolbe Film Foundation is a foundation which aims at supporting the development of culture and art by promoting Christian values in the public and social life. So far, we have cooperated in the production and distribution of films such as Pilecki or Matteo.

At present, we are producing the feature documentary Dwie Korony (Two Crowns) where, for the first time, we present the life of Rajmund Kolbe – future Saint Maksymilian.

We have finished shooting the scenes in Italy and Poland. Next, we are going to shoot scenes in Japan where Fr Kolbe built a monastery and started his missionary work in that part of the world. Next stage is the shooting of feature scenes: Adam Woronowicz himself agreed to play Fr Maksymilian Kolbe. Many prominent actors and actresses such as Cezary Pazura, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Artur Barciś, Dominika Figurska, Maciej Musiał or Marcin Kwaśny will appear in the documentary as well.

This incredible film, which will present unknown facts from Fr Kolbe’s life, can be produced thanks to financial help of all of us. We want to treat it as a monument of the  Saint “built” by us to thank for his life. The budget is PLN 750,000, of which one third was covered by us. We still need PLN 500,000 to finish the film. For one person it is a big sum of money, but for 10 thousand it is not. I hope that we can collect funds together! We owe it to St Maksymilian Kolbe!

 

I ask for your support by sending even the smallest amount to the Maksymilian Kolbe Film Foundation bank account* and by sharing the information with others.

 

Thank you in advance!

Michał Kondrat – director of Two Crowns

*Funds that will not be used during the realization of the film, will be provided for next projects of the Foundation according to its statutory rules.

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About the film

Our common cause – film about St Maksymilian Maria Kolbe

SAINT LIKE THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE

Maksymilian Maria Kolbe, an exceptional Franciscan, can soon become familiar to everyone. The shooting of this incredible film began in June 2015. It will present this extraordinary Pole to the whole world. Michał Kondrat is the director of the document – he also directed films such as Jak pokonać szatana (How to overcome the Devil) and Matteo.

DO NOT FORGET ABOUT ME

Michał Kondrat has been dreaming about the realization of this film for a very long time. The director is fascinated by Maksymilian Maria Kolbe, who was ahead of his times, overcome the barriers and gave his life for a fellow prisoner in Auschwitz concentration camp. Michał Kondrat decided to follow Kolbe’s path and went to Japan. Interestingly, the first signs of Kolbe’s action appeared when Michał Kondrat started the production of the film How to overcome the Devil. And it was when Kolbe reminded about himself unquestionably.

GLASSES OF FAITH

When Fr Cipriano de Meo, Chairman of the International Exorcists Society, told Michał Kondrat this story, the director knew that the Saint wants to remind about himself. Ft Cipriano has been praying through the intercession of Ft Matteo de Agone for many years to release a man from the influence of a bad ghost. One day, with God’s indulgence the late Friar promised through the mouths of Fr Cipriano that he will make way for “the greater Saint”. The people present at that time heard St Kolbe who promised to give the exorcist a great gift. After one year, Fr Cipriano was praying again for the enslaved man. Suddenly, glasses appeared in his hands in front of 20 people. They were old and damaged; glass lenses, however, were intact. It was hard to believe but for an experienced exorcist it was a great sign of Maksymilian Maria Kolbe’s care and intercession.

The biggest sacrifice is our own sacrifice.

- Maksymilian Kolbe -

Maksymilian Kolbe’s history

Rajmund Kolbe, son of weavers: Juliusz Kolbe and Maria Dąbrowska, was born in Zduńska Wola on 8 January 1894. He received a religious and patriotic upbringing. At the age of 16, he entered the novitiate of the Conventional Franciscans in Lviv where he was given his religious name Maksymilian. Later, he adopted an additional name Maria (Mary). He studied philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University and theology at the Pontifical University of St Banaventure. He also earned a doctorate degree at those universities.

There, he founded a religious evangelization movement on 16 October 1917 – Knights of the Immaculate One. It was based on a total self-giving and entrustment to the virgin Mary. He believed that Her help was essential for one’s own sanctification and gaining souls for God. He was ordained a priest on 28 April 1918.

He went back to his homeland next year and soon began the realization of his program. He started issuing the monthly magazine Knight of the Immaculate One (Rycerz Niepokalanej) in 1922 in Kraków. This small periodical of an apologetic-Marian character developed quite quickly despite financial difficulties. Although suffering from TB, Fr Kolbe did not stop his work and soon found many associates.

SCENES FROM THE FILM SET

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOS JAPAN

FEATURED PHOTOS NIEPOKALANÓW
photo by Maciej Barski

About us

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Maksymilian Kolbe Film Foundation

ul. Forteczna 9/4  01-540 Warszawa
NIP No.: 5252612515           REGON No.: 360262043          KRS No.: 0000527933

foundation’s statute – download

foundation’s financial statement – download

JOANNA FICIŃSKA
CHAIRMAN OF THE FOUNDATION MANAGEMENT BOARD
+48 601 947 361

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MEMBER OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD
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FOUNDATION MANAGEMENT BOARD

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NIP: 5252612515
REGON: 360262043
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