Controversial Dox


Katarzyna Gondek
Screening time  
22.02. / Monday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 1  
A surreal tale about creating a myth, about religious kitsch, and about the desire for greatness.

Who is our protagonist? The world's largest sacral miniature park resident, John Paul II made of plastic and fiberglass in a factory that usually manufactures garden gnomes and dinosaurs. Katarzyna Gondek’s film is a minimalist narrative without a word of dialogue or comment.


Katarzyna Gondek

Katarzyna Gondek was born in 1982, in Kłodzko, Poland. She is a graduate of the documentary course at the Wajda School. Her films have been shown and won awards at festivals all over the world.

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Poland, Belgium
2015, 9'

Directed by:
Katarzyna Gondek

Katarzyna Gondek, Ben Vandendaele

Produced by:
Bekke Films

Festivals & Awards:

Message to Man International Film Festival 2015 – Special Mention; Festiwal Filmów Frapujących 2015 – Frappa Award; Sundance Film Festival 2016; Krakow International Film Festival 2015; Concorto Film Festival 2015; Szczecin European Film Festival 2015; dokumentART – European Film Festival for Documentaries 2015; Brest European Short Film Festival 2015; Warsaw International Film Festival 2015; Timishort Film Festival 2015; Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2015