New film explores unknown life of St Maximilian Kolbe

Two Crowns, directed by Michał Kondrat, (in Polish with English subtitles) is the first movie to feature little known facts from the life of Father Maximilian Kolbe - from his childhood to the heroic decision to sacrifice his own life for a co-prisoner at Auschwitz.

Fr Maximilian Maria Kolbe, martyr, missionary and journalist, has been described as having 'a genius mind'. Besides leading missionary activities in Japan, China and India, he set up several publishing houses. He was also interested in astronomy and designed a spacecraft to move between planets.

This docudrama, shot in Poland, Japan and Italy is divided into two parts, presenting some fictional episodes and some documentary footage. There are interviews with people who knew him, including colleagues from Japan and Kazimierz Piechowski, who met Fr Maximilian in Auschwitz, as well as commentaries from experts who have studied his life.

The director of the movie, Michał Kondrat will attend five screenings of the film.

'Two Crowns' is due to be shown in 25 Odeon cinemas later this month.

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Watch the official trailer here

Tags: Polish, St Maximilian Kolbe, Kolbe, Two Crowns

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