GODS
Title: GODS
Original Title: BOGOWIE
Film Status: INTERNATIONALLY PREMIERED
Production Year: 2014
Country of Origin: POLAND
Genre: BIOGRAPHY / DRAMA
Language: POLISH
Duration: 112 MIN.
Director: ŁUKASZ PALKOWSKI
Scriptwriter: KRZYSZTOF RAK
Cast: TOMASZ KOT, MAGDALENA CZERWIŃSKA,
PIOTR GŁOWACKI, SZYMON WARSZAWSKI
Cinematographer: PIOTR SOBOCIŃSKI JR
Editor: JAROSŁAW BARZAN
Producer: PIOTR WOŹNIAK-STARAK
Production Company: WATCHOUT PRODUCTIONS
Format: 35 mm
Screen Ratio: 2.35 : 1
SYNOPSIS:

"Gods" is a cinematic story based on actual events from the life of Professor Zbigniew Religa, who in the 1980s conducted the first successful heart transplant in Poland. A portrait of an exceptional individual who dared to change the rules of the time.

By removing the heart from a human body, the professor broke moral, cultural and religious taboos. A few decades ago, heart transplantation was widely considered an act against nature.

The film shows the beginnings of the discussion on the definition of biological death of a human, and the boundaries of a surgeon’s competence. Together with a team of young doctors, Zbigniew Religa opposed his mentors. He struggled not only with the lack of funding and equipment but, most importantly, against antiquated ways of thinking.

This is a genuine portrait of a rebel, who always wanted to be the first. The professor saved thousands of human lives, but not all of his operations were successful. Each day, Religa made decisions which could decide the life and death of his patients. "Gods" is a film about extraordinary ambition and force of will, as well as the price of success.
AWARDS:

2014:








2015:
Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia:
- "Golden Lions" Grand Prix of the Jury
- Best Script - Krzysztof Rak
- Best Art Direction - Wojciech Żogała
- Best Make Up - Aneta Brzozowska
- Best Leading Actor - Tomasz Kot
- Audience Award
- Critics Award

"Eagle" Polish Film Academy Award:
- Best Film
- Best Director - Łukasz Palkowski
- Best Script - Krzysztof Rak
- Best Cinematography - Piotr Sobociński jr
- Best Leading Actor - Tomasz Kot
- Best Supporting Actor - Kinga Preis
- Audience Award
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