Dir: Malgorzata Szumowska
Poland 2013 96 mins
Starring: Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Maja Ostascewska, Lukasz Simlat, Tomasz Schuchardt
Adam is a handsome priest living in a remote Polish village and working in a reformatory school for boys. Struggling with his homosexuality, he busies himself with his work and the pastoral care of the troubled young men. He manages to keep everything bubbling just under the surface until he meets Lukasz, the shy but alluring son of a local farmer.
The first Polish film to win the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the Berlinale, In The Name Of is a visually powerful film, charged with striking imagery from Christ’s Passion, which dares to broach the taboo topic of homosexuality within the priesthood. - GAZE LGBT Film Festival 2013