Polish film about church pedophilia breaks box office records
Kler (Clergy), a controversial film by Polish director Wojciech Smarzowski, has broken all records at the Polish box office. Almost one million people saw the film on its opening weekend, breaking the previous record held by Fifty Shades of Grey. This despite some conservative local authorities banning the film from being shown in their local cinemas.
The film, which explores the themes of child abuse, romantic liaisons, corruption, greed and alcoholism by Polish clerics, has been harshly criticised by the country’s far-right government, which has close links to the church.