THE FILM OF KRZYSZTOF MADEJ HAS WON
A document of TVP 1 got rewarded during a movie festival in Rom
An International Movie Festival ‘Mobile Dictu’, under the patronage of the Pope and the Council for Culture is held regularly in Rome since the year 2010. This is one of the most prestigious Catholic movie festivals, therefore awards granted there are acknowledged as Vatican Oscars. During the festival there are presented films in various categories: feature films, documentaries, short films and programs promoting universal values. This year a record number of films has been reported to participate in the festival – about a thousand of them. Among presented ones there was also a documentary of TVP1 directed by Krzysztof Tadej entitled: ‘Life cannot be wasted. It is a story about two Polish Franciscans – Fr. Michał Tomaszek and Fr. Zbigniew S…., murdered in Peru …by terrorists from a group Świe…..Szlak (Sendero Luminoso), beatified on 5 December 2015. The film of Tadej was presented on Wednesday 22 June 2016 in Palazzo Cardinal Cesi which is situated at Conciliazione street leading to Vatican. The chairperson of the jury f the festival was a princess Maria Pia Ruspoli, a vice-chairperson was prof. Norbert Blecha from Austria and the members of the jury were: Fr. Franco Perazzolo from the Papal Council for Culture, Michele Navadic – a program director pf RTBF from Belgium and Oriana Mariotti – an Italian producer. Decisions of the jury were announced during the award-granting festival in Palazzo della Cancelleria with participation of film-makers from all over the world, which was presided over by an Italian writer and a director Armando Torno. The film ‘Life cannot be wasted’ was one of three documentaries elected for an award. Acknowledging it as the best film in this category is a great distinction both for the director Krzysztof Tadej and for TVP1 in whose Studio of Catholic Programmes the film had been directed.