Malgoska Szumowska's In The Name Of has won the Teddy Award at the 63rd Berlin International Festival, also known as Berlinale.

In the film, a Catholic priest named Adam (played by Andrzej Chyra) takes over a small parish in rural Poland where he works with teenagers with behavioral problems. Father Adam, who answered his calling at the relatively late age of 21, entered the priesthood to escape his fears about his sexuality. When he meets Lukasz, the son of a simple rural family, Adam is forced to confront a long forgotten passion.

“The story came to me kind of from a newspaper,” Szumowska said during a Belinale press conference. “I found a small article in the press about young boy who killed the priest. Of course, in our film nobody kill the priest. But I found it very interesting because nobody knows why it happened. And out of this short sentence I start to think about love story between a young man and the priest.”

In awarding In The Name Of the Teddy for best feature film at the festival, the 9-member jury praised it for daring to “challenge the stereotypes of homosexuality versus religion with a personal story, told in a deeply humane way.”

Concussion won a Special Jury Award, while Bambi won best documentary.

In Concussion, a bored lesbian wife turns to prostitution.

(Related: Sundance: Married lesbian turns to prostitution in Concussion.)

Bambi, which premiered at Berlinale, documents the life of a showgirl who performed for 20 years at Le Carrousel de Paris. Working under the stage name of Bambi, Marie-Pierre Pruvot was a transgender pioneer.

The Teddy, now in its 27th year, recognizes the best LGBT cinema at the festival. In 2010, American director Lisa Cholodenko took home the prize with the lesbian moms movie The Kids Are All Right.