“Love and Mercy: Faustina”, a docudrama on Divine Mercy and the mission of Sr. Faustina Kowalska, reveals previously unknown facts and recently disclosed documents that shed new light on the truth of the Divine Mercy message. As many know, the Divine Mercy is a devotion to Jesus Christ associated with the apparitions of Jesus to Sr. Faustina in Poland in the 1930s. Jesus urged Sr. Faustina to paint an image according to the pattern that she had seen, and requested to have the image venerated, first in the sisters' chapel, and then throughout the world. The venerated image under this Christological title refers to what Sr. Faustina’s diary describes as “God’s loving mercy” towards all people, especially for sinners. Scientific analysis included in the film indicates that Sr. Faustina indeed saw the Lord Jesus. Cooperating with the Kondrat-Media team, a group of experts found letters of Fr. Michał Sopoćko (Sr. Faustina’s confessor), and, while browsing forgotten archives, they found additional previously unknown documents. To a large extent, “Love and Mercy: Faustina” can contribute to fulfilling Jesus’ promise that “the spark that will prepare the world for My final coming” will come from Poland (Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 1732).
as Sister Faustyna
as Eugeniusz Kazimirowski
as Fr. Michał Sopoćko
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. Theatrical released in USA are scheduled for October 28, 20019 in hundreds of cinemas throughout the country. Currently, Kondrat lives in New York and is working on the screenplay of a new docudrama about souls. He was inspired by the experience of mystics and the latest scientific research on human consciousness at the time of death.
I did not plan this production. I worked on the documentation for the Polish-American feature film “Mercy” — about St. Faustina, Blessed Sopoćko and Divine Mercy — which is expected to be released in 2020. However, during the collection of materials and insightful browsing of various archives, I came across documents whose discovery will enlighten viewers about Divine Mercy. Now you will be able to see how many elements fit together and how God has beautifully orchestrated all of it. I cannot reveal too much, but I can say that “Love and Mercy: Faustina” will not be another one of my films. It will be much more than that. What I experienced while filming “Love and Mercy” confirms my belief that God will take care of the completion of this important production. He may use your help, too. This production is created thanks to the involvement of many people. I can say with certainty that it will have the chance to move the most hardened of hearts. — Michał Kondrat