About the movie
„Love and Mercy — Faustina” breaks new ground with the discovery of original writings from Fr. Michal Spoocko, the confesor of Sr. Faustina Kowalska.
Directed by Michal Kondrat, this docudrama focuses on St. Faustina, who was chosen by God for the crucial mission of bringing the message of Divine Mercy to the world. Thanks to newly revealed letters and documents, this film sheds new light on Divine Mercy and underscores that Faustina has truly seen Jesus.
“Love and Mercy — Faustina” shows how the Divine Mercy movement was born and how it spread. The film reveals the details of the process of painting the famous Divine Mercy image that was made at Jesus’ request. Scientific research shows identical facial features of Christ in the Divine Mercy image and Shroud of Turin.
The film also gives noteworthy portrayals of Fr. Michal Spoocko and Pope John Paull II — both of whom who were integral to spreading the message of Divine Mercy.
“Love and Mercy” was made by a creative team and a carefully selected cast: “At a certain point I stopped focusing on St. Faustina, and I started experiencing God’s presence, love and trust.” — Kamila Kaminska about her acting role as Sr. Faustina
DISTRIBUTION OF THE MOVIE — THEATRICAL RELEASE
“Love and Mercy” was a huge success in Poland, breaking records in its category when it was released on March 29, 2019. During one month, it earned $1.15 million at the box office. In September “Love and Mercy’ will have a theatrical release in the United States on 800 screens, then in Latin America and other countries around the world. Theatrical rights have been sold to 36 countries.
Sr. Teresa de la Fuente – Filipino nun from the congregation of Our Lady of Mercy
Sr. Michaela Rak – polish nun from the Congregation of Merciful Jesus, who runs the hospice in Vilnius
Cardinal Henryk Hoser – superior of diocese of Warszawa- Praga
Bishop Krzysztof Nitkiewicz – postulator of the beatification process of Fr. Michał Sopoćko
Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC – postulator of the beatification and canonization process of St. Faustina
Fr. Joseph Roesch, MIC – vicar general. Known as the host of the “Cenacle of the Divine Mercy”: EWTN Program Series II”
Michał Kondrat – award-winning polish director and distributor of Christian movies. His debut documentary, “How to Beat Satan,” received the Grand Prix at the International Film Festival in Niepokalanow, the largest film festival of Christian movies in Europe.
Love and Mercy Presentation
GENRE: DOCUDRAMA | ORIGINAL TITLE: LOVE AND MERCY — FAUSTINA | DIRECTED AND WRITTEN BY: MICHAŁ KONDRAT | PRODUCTION: POLAND 2019 | LOCATIONS: USA, POLAND, LITHUANIA | RUNTIME: 90 MIN. | WORLD PREMIERE: MARCH 5, 2019, VATICAN
“For me that movie is just like ‘The Passion of the Christ.’ It was the second time in our life when we were going out of the cinema in silence. We could hear our steps and sniffing og the people. Nobody wanted to show that it was him who was crying. There are a lot of religious movies, but only ‘The Passion of the Christ’ and ‘Love and Mercy’ touched me deeply.”
“I watched the movie last Saturday. What is perfect in it is the spirit of God. I felt how much of the mysticism in that movie just after I left — the essence of the Divine Mercy with the Holy Spirit.”
“The cinema rooms were packed full. The spark of Divine Mercy spread all over the world. After watching the movie, people left the cinema with tears in their eyes. They were extremely moved and touched.”
„At a certein point I stopped focusing on St. Faustina, and I started experiencing God’s presence, love and trust – directly from St. Faustina – that I will manage with this role.”
“This is the most important film that I have ever watched. I recommend it to all of my family and friends. This film changed me, and it will continue to change a lot of hearts in the world. Please do all you can to translate it into as many languages as possible.”