Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Cannes 2019

The compelling story of Franz Jägerstätter, an austrian farmer, who with the support of his wife, Fani, refused to pledge allegiance to Hitler, presents a profoundly human dilemma. The film’s high cinematographic values, direction, editing and script, express and explore the difficult challenges to the integrity of the human person on the level of conscience in the face of great evil. This is a universal story about the choices we make that transcend every earthly concern to follow one's conscience.