Based upon actual events in 1934 Poland, 'The Obraz' tells the story of a young cloistered nun with a nearly impossible challenge. She must create a very special painting, but she has neither the skills nor the money for the task. Awkward at the most basic of the convent's kitchen work, she is also surrounded by skeptics. Some of the other nuns plainly suspect she's not in her right mind. And, when she finally finds an artist she believes suitable for the painting, he presents her biggest difficulty yet. But our young nun has a few things on her side, including a couple of unexpected allies. If all saints had pasts, as Augustine once said, then doubtlessly more than a few of those pasts had their understories of humanity and humor. 'The Obraz' is a speculation upon the understory of Saint Faustina.