Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
Polish director Lech Majewski followed up his 1999 film Wojaczek with this dark fantasy comedy based on true events that took place in a Selisian town beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1950s. As World War II looms, the leader of an occultist commune in a small Polish mining town makes three prophecies before dying, the third prophecy predicting the demise of the human race. Over the years, the members of the commune watch with great anxiety as the the first two prophecies appear to come true. Believing that the Apocalypse is fast approaching, they select a virgin boy from the commune to sacrifice himself and save the world from certain destruction. Cinematographer Adam Sikora won the Silver Frog for Angelus at Poland's 2001 Camerimage film festival.