Two Crowns is the first movie featuring the so far unknown, common facts from the life of Father Maximilian Kolbe, from his childhood up to the heroic decision to sacrifice his own life for a co-prisoner at Auschwitz.
The documentary was prepared in Poland, Japan and Italy.
The fiction part of the movie presents great Polish actors and actresses: Adam Woronowicz, Cezary Pazura, Artur Barciś, Maciej Musiał, Antoni Pawlicki, Dominika Figurska, Sławomir Orzechowski, and others.
The documentary presents the statements of experts in the life of Father Maximilian: priests and laymen, i.a. Kazimierz Piechowski, who met Father Maximilian during his time at the camp, and the words he told him transferred him and directed spiritually his whole life…
Director of ‘Two Crowns’.
Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics. For 5 years worked as a Board Deputy Director at the Polish Radio. Since 2013 has been running the KONDRAT-MEDIA company, which produces and distributes films focused on Christian values.
His first directed documentary – „How to defeat the Satan”, won in May 2014, Grand Prix of the XXIX International Film Festival in Niepokalanów. His next documentary distributed in cinemas, „Matteo”, was about a monk, a great exorcist, who died 400 years ago, and now at his grave numerous healings and releases from the possession of the evil spirit take place. Another production by Michał Kondrat was a docudrama „The two Crowns”, about the life of Saint Father Maksymilian Kolbe. The documentary scenes were shot in three countries: Poland, Italy and Japan. Almost 250,000 viewers saw the film in Poland and it was released in theaters in 15 countries. The latest film by Kondrat – „Love and Mercy: Faustina”, dedicated to Saint Faustyna Kowalska and the message of God’s Mercy, has biggest success in Poland than his previous movie. Theatrical rights to the movie till today are sold to about 20 countries. The film in USA premiered on October 28, 2019 in hundreds of cinemas across the country. The latest work by Michał Kondrat is „Purgatory” which will be relased in selected movie theaters in USA on November.
Scriptwriter and production supervisor in “Two Crowns”.
A journalist and radio broadcast and TV broadcast producer, in charge of e.g. programs for the youngest ones, with a view to whom she has cooperated at “5-10-15” program. Currently preparing broadcast “Radio dzieciom:” (Radio for children).
She has always been interested in history. History classes were her favorite ones in high school and while studying at the Faculty of Theater Studies at the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. She is fascinated with the knowledge of dates, facts, places of battles, understanding the mechanisms of history.
The President of the Management Board of Maximilian Kolbe Movie Foundation, whose history and heroic attitude inspired her to go deeper into the so far unknown facts concerning the life of the Saint and writing them down in the form of a script, thus creating the basis for the movie “Two Crowns”.
Director and scriptwriter of “Praska Arka Noego”, provided director’s consultations for the movie “Pilecki”.
The creator of music to „Two Crowns”.
Robert Janson is a movie music composer and the creator of musical compositions with lyrics. The laureate of prestigious awards, e.g. Fryderyk for the best composer and Grand Prix – Amber Nightingale in Sopot.
The winner of many gold and platinum discs and awards, including one form the phonographic industry ZPAV. Member of the Association of Polish Authors and Composers. Founder of Varius Manx band. He composed the soundtrack to movies: “Młode Wilki”, “Nocne graffiti”, “Wojna żeńsko-męska”, “Pierwszy milion”, „Błogosławiona wina”, etc. He is also the creator of soundtracks for TV programmes, has cooperated with TVP1, TVP2, POLSAT and RMF FM radio preparing the musical frame of the radio station. In 2008, along with Vangelis, he composed the music for “Świadectwo”. Composer of music for theater performances. Also the author of songs for children and hymns (e.g. „Kraków Go”, „Tyś jest mój syn”).
In 2014, at the time of Pope Jon Paul II canonization, he wrote music to poems written by Karol Wojtyła, which was released under the title “Miłość mi wszystko wyjaśniła”, co-participated by Polish artists.
His huge love and professional passion is film music composing.
Jan Sobierajski, Marcin Krynicki, Andrzej Szulc
Daniel Sikorski, Filip Miller
Robert Janson, Roberto Ignis
Sound edited by
Donald Sadowski, Adam Korcz
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