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The Cathedral (2002)

Katedra (original title)
An explorer visits what appears to be the ruins of a gothic cathedral. There seem to be some strange statues, though, whose faces follow him as he makes his way to the end; the sun comes out, and he stops at the edge of a cliff.

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Is religion the opiate of the people, or something darker? A pilgrim happens on an unfinished cathedral, with Gothic vaults and Gaudiesque echoes, poised on the edge of a cliff. As he walks through, statuary appears, and these figures hold the key to the essence of religion. Do insight and discovery await the pilgrim? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When the protagonist looks at the cathedral interior, he holds the light right in front of his face. This would effectively blind him and preclude seeing the walls. He should keep the light behind or above his face. See more »

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the year of living philosophically
4 October 2015 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Tomasz Bagiński's "Katedra" ("The Cathedral" in English) is a movie whose ultimate meaning is a matter of interpretation. Whether you see it as an indictment of religion or as a plain science fiction story, this adaptation of Jacek Dukaj's short story is one of the most impressive things that you'll ever see.

I haven't seen any of the other nominees for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Even so, the others - including the winner

  • will be hard-pressed to be as impressive as "The Cathedral". Once


again, Poland gives the world a fine piece of cinema. I hope to see more movies from Tomasz Bagiński.

Definitely see it.


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