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Photo of Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Photo of Jerzy Kawalerowicz

Jerzy Kawalerowicz

[On his film Quo Vadis] "It is about a growing religion in opposition to barbarianism. It humanized the barbarian world, and that is what the film is about. I am always looking for universal problems in my films."

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    MOTHER JOAN OF THE ANGELS

    Jerzy Kawalerowicz Poland, 1961

    Cut from the same scandalous cloth as Ken Russell’s The Devils, Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s nunsploitation masterpiece swings between the ascetic and the profane. Violence and eroticism ooze through the eerie black-and-white cinematography, as prayers tremble under the hypnotic grip of demonic thoughts.

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