Corpus Christi

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    Corpus Christi

    Boże Ciało

    Directed by

    Poland, France

    2019

    116 min

    • Polish

    Drama

    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.

    Awards

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    • Europa Cinemas Label, Edipo Re Inclusion Award - Giornate degli Autori
    • Poland's Submission for the 92nd Academy Awards
    • El Gouna Silver Star for Narrative Film
    • El Gouna Star for the Best Actor (Bartosz Bielenia)
    • Bartosz Bielenia for Best Actor (Stockhom XXX Competition) - Stockholm FF

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    Credits

    Cast
    Bartosz Bielenia
    Eliza Rycembel
    Aleksandra Konieczna
    Tomasz Ziętek
    Leszek Lichota
    Łukasz Simlat
    Screenplay
    Mateusz Pacewicz
    Cinematography
    Piotr Sobociński Jr
    Editing
    Przemysław Chruścielewski
    Music
    Galperin brothers
    Production
    LES CONTES MODERNES
    Production
    AURUM FILM
    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
    Jan Komasa

    Jan Komasa

    Poland

    Born in Poznań, Wielkopolskie in Poland on 28.10.1981, he first took up studies in philosophy, but dropped out in 2001 in order to take up studies at the film school in Łódź. NICE TO SEE YOU world-premiered in Cannes Cinefondation competition, where it got the 3rd prize. His feature film debut, SUICIDE ROOM (2011), 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 (2019) is his third feature film, which world-premiered in the Giornate degli Autori section of the 76th Venice International Film Festival.