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Corpus Christi

Director: Jan Komasa
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Inspired by real-life events.
The film investigates the universal question "what if a guilty person is given another chance?".
Won 36 prizes in 60 festivals, with distribution in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Shortlisted for the 92nd Academy Award in the Best International Feature Film category.
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2019/ Poland - France116 min/ Drama
Original Title
Boze Cialo
SYNOPSIS
A 20-year-old Daniel 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.
CAST
BARTOSZ BIELENIA
ELIZA RYCEMBEL
ALEKSANDRA KONIECZNA
TOMASZ ZIĘTEK
CREW
Screenwriter: Mateusz Pacewicz
DOP: Piotr Sobociński Jr
Editor: Przemysław Chruścielewski
Production Company(ies)
AURUM FILM
Producer(s)
Leszek Bodzak
film festivals
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Venice International Film Festival, Italy
Camerimage Film Festival, Poland
CinEast Film Festival, Luxembourg
Hamburg Film Festival, Germany
Houston Film Critics Society Awards, USA
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
film awards
The Silver Hugo for Best Actor – Chicago International Film Festival, USA
Best Film Award – Brasilia Film Festival, Brazil
Best Actor and Silver Star awards - El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt
Golden Carp Film Award – Faro Island Film Festival, Denmark
Special Mention for Best Actor - Festival International du Film Independent de Bordeaux, France
Best Feature, Best Director, Special Jury for Best Feature - Minsk International Film Festival )Listapad), The Republic of Belarus
FIPRESCI Prize, Young Cinestas award – Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA
Special Mention - Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF), Iceland
Best Actor- Stockholm Film Festival, Sweden
Golden Angel Tofifest International Film Festival, Poland
Best Film Award – Venice Film Festival, Italy
Audience Award - Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania
Quotes
"A blistering drama, intense, disturbing and inescapably thought-provoking, a film that gets its power from a merging of potent opposites."
Kenneth Turan – Los Angeles Times

"It’s flawless storytelling, effortlessly played and with a rousing, if bloody, conclusion."
Kevin Maher – The Times

"Often moving but also disquieting and even intermittently funny, this drama unfurls a spiritual parable that is uniquely Polish but accessible to all. Piotr Sobociński’s blue-toned cinematography enhances the rapturous air and enhances a smartly written, unsettling work of realism.” Leslie Felbrin – The Guardian