The Voice


25th TiDF: International Premiere

The Jesuit Order novitiate is a severe form of a trial. During two years of isolation from society and the comforts of civilization, young men have enough time to ponder the question: Is the religious life for me? In this documentary that constantly challenges the boundaries of human faith (and the viewer’s suspension of disbelief), we can see, among other things, the first lectures for future clergy. “If you sit in a shack, you will see the fruits in everyday life,” says an elderly monk. Wojciech Staroń’s shots of the desert define the symbolic horizon of the experience of the novices, and the steady rhythm of the musical score immerses us in an aura of meditation.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TiDF25

Direction: Dominika Montean-Pańków
Script: Dominika Montean-Pańków
Cinematography: Wojciech Staroń
Editing: Milenia Fiedler
Sound: Leszek Freund, Piotr Pastuszak
Music: Adam Bałdych
Production: Kalejdoskop Film
Producers: Zbigniew Domagalski
Co-production: Telewizja Polska
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Production Country: Poland
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 73'
Contact: KFF Sales & Promotion
Awards/Distinctions: Best Cinematography, Award of the Polish Filmmakers Association for the Best Editing (National Competition) – Krakow IFF 2022

Dominika Montean-Pańków


2006 The March of Lonely Women (short)
2010 For a Hatful of Pears (short)
2022 The Voice