"In the Name Of…" in French Cinemas

January 1, 2014 will mark the French theatrical release of W imię… (In the Name Of…), a film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

Aime et fais ce que tu veux

On January 1, 2014, Małgorzata Szumowska’s feature W imię… (In the Name Of…) will be released theatrically in France. The film’s French title is Aime et fais ce que tu veux. Distribution in France is handled by ZED.

W imię… (In the Name Of…)


The film tells a contemporary story about a priest who launches a help centre for troubled youths in a small parish. The good priest is well-liked by his congregation, yet he keeps the details of his complicated past a secret. The lead role was played by Andrzej Chyra, with supporting performances by Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Maja Ostaszewska, Maria Maj, Łukasz Simlat, and Tomasz Schuchardt.

A Film Supported by the Polish Film Institute

The film was produced by MD4 and co-produced by Shot Szumowski and Zentropa. The story was written by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert, who also lensed the film. The original score was composed by Paweł Mykietyn and Adam Walicki. W imię… (In the Name Of…) was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

Award at Berlinale


The film had its world premiere at the 63rd Berlin IFF, winning the Teddy Award. Szumowska’s latest feature was also recognized at the Dortmund Film Festival (Grand Prize), in Milan, and Nysa, also winning the festival’s top prize. W imię… (In the Name Of…) was released theatrically in Poland on September 20, 2013. Distribution in Poland is handled by Kino Świat.


Paulina Bez


Translated by Karolina Kołtun