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How to Become a Pope?

Justyna Mytnik
Jak zostać papieżem?
Poland 2017 / 16’
Heimat III

A tender comedy about a 10-year-old boy who wants to become pope. The protagonist is an altar boy who is very diligent about performing his duties. One day, he finds out about an upcoming casting call for the role of the young John Paul II in a musical. He approaches this task as if it were a spiritual mission, but his parents don't take his wishes very seriously. What will this experience teach him?

Agata Bratek


Warsaw FF 2017 – Best Short Documentary

Justyna Mytnik

Born in 1988. A director and screenwriter. Is studying Film Direction at the Lodz Film School. Studied Art History and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. Was involved in theater in Scotland, where she was the artistic director for the Short Sweet Shock festival. Created Defunct Pig, which was performed at the Fringe Festival Edinburgh, among other places. Received a scholarship from the Rector of the Lodz Film School and the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievements.


2014 Przepływy / Tides (doc., short)

2014 Wild Wild Kingdom (short)

2015 Cokolwiek się zdarzy, kocham cię / Whatever Happens, I Love You (short)

2015 #szczęście #chwilowailuzja / #happiness #temporaryilusion (doc., short)

2017 Jak zostać papieżem / How to Become a Pope? (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Justyna Mytnik
screenplay Justyna Mytnik, Miłosz Kasiura
cinematography Miłosz Kasiura
editing Dorota Roś
sound Ewa Bogusz
producer Agata Golańska
production Szkoła Filmowa w Łodzi
sales Szkoła Filmowa w Łodzi
language Polish
colouration colour