The City with No God

Miasto bez Boga, 2009, 55 min.

The City with No God (2009)


International Film Festival in Nowa Huta
1st Prize


Director Jacek Petrycki
Screenplay Jacek Petrycki, Grzegorz Eberhardt
Cinematography Jacek Petrycki
Producer Wlodzimierz Niderhaus

The well-known master of cinematography, Jacek Petrycki talks about Nowa Huta, the first city planned , by the pro-Soviet authorities , as a place “void of God and the church” which later became the site of the fiercest battles for freedom and faith, battles against the very doctrine that created the city. Erected as a symbol of socialism, Nowa Huta came to exemplify the downfall of the communist system. This film combines the stories of people and priceless archival footage with great sensitivity, bearing witness to the battles waged for freedom.