A drama on the life of St. Faustina, based upon the experiences recorded in her spiritual diary. She received from Our Lord the visions of Divine Mercy in the 1900's.
A beautiful, artistic portrayal of her mystical life in high quality cinema. Dorota Segda was voted top actress of the year by film critics for her stunning portrayal of Sister Faustina.
Polish filmmaker Jerzy Lukaszewicz directs the religious drama Faustina, based on the real life of Helena Kowalska, born in 1905 as the third of ten children. Even as a child, she had experienced visions of Jesus Christ, which would continue throughout her life. In 1925, she joined the Polish convents of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and took the name Sister Maria Faustyna (spelled Faustina in English).
This film features dramatized stories from her life, based on actual writings from her spiritual journals and personal diaries. Faustina died of tuberculosis in 1938, was beatified as a saint in 1993, and canonized in 2000 by Pope John Paul II. Starring Dorota Segda and Danuta Szaflarska, Faustina won Best Feature at the Catholic Film Festival in 1995.
A bonus feature is included: 25-minute documentary made in 2000, about the actual places Saint Faustina lived.
This film is not rated. It is 75 minutes long. Language is Polish with optional English and Spanish subtitles.
Starring: Dorota Segda, Danuta Szaflarska, Agnieszka Czekanska, Stanislawa Celinska, and Krzysztof Wakulinski.