Corpus Christi

Poland, France, 2019, 116 min.

Director

Jan Komasa

Producer

Aneta Hickinbotham,
Leszek Bodzak

Scenario

Mateusz Pacewicz

Rights Holder

New Europe Film Sales

DOP

Piotr Sobocinski Jr.

Cast

Bartosz Bielenia, Eliza Rycembel, Aleksandra Konieczna, Tomasz Ziętek, Leszek Lichota, Łukasz Simlat

Production

Aurum Film

CORPUS CHRISTI is the story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a Youth Detention Center. He wants to become a priest but this is impossible because of his criminal record. When he is sent to work at a carpenter’s workshop in a small town, on arrival he dresses up as a priest and accidentally takes over the local parish. The arrival of the young, charismatic preacher is an opportunity for the local community to begin the healing process after a tragedy that happened there.

HONORS
2019 Venice IFF (Italy) – Giornate degli Autori – Europa Cinemas Label Award, Edipo Re Inclusion Award, Jury special mention
2019 Gdynia FF (Poland) – Best Director; Best Script; Best actress in a supporting role (Eliza Rycembel); Audience Award
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Jan Komasa

Polish director, studied directing at the Łódź Film School. His short film NICE TO SEE YOU world-premiered in Cannes Cinefondation competition, where it got the 3rd prize. His feature film debut, SUICIDE ROOM, premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlinale and attracted over 800.000 viewers in Polish cinemas. His second film, a war blockbuster WARSAW ’44, sold over 1.8 mln. tickets. CORPUS CHRISTI is his third feature film.

Selected filmography

2018 Corpus Christi

2014 Warsaw 44

2011 Suicide Room

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