Corpus Christi

Director: Jan Komasa
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Shortlisted for the 92nd Academy Award in the Best International Feature Film category.
Won 38 prizes in 65 festivals, with distribution in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Inspired by real-life events.
The film investigates the universal question "what if a guilty person is given another chance?".
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2019/ Poland - France116 min/ Drama
Original Title
Boze Cialo
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.
Screenwriter: Mateusz Pacewicz
DOP: Piotr Sobociński Jr
Editor: Przemysław Chruścielewski
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Production Company(ies)
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
Barrie Film Festival, Canada
Houston Film Critics Society, USA
Filmfest Hamburg, Germany
Goya Awards, Spain
The European Film Awards (EFA)
Arab Critics Awards for European Films, Egypt
Cleveland International Film Festival, United States
International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography EnergaCAMERIMAGE, Poland
Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF), Belgium
Barcelona-Sant Jordi International Film Festival, Spain
César Awards, France
International Cinephile Society Awards, online
LUX Prize
Sant Jordi Awards, Spain
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 ,Edipo Re Award – Venice Film Festival, Italy

Audience Award - Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania
Golden Teeth Award, Audience Award-Polish Film Festival in America
Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Journalist's Prize, Onet Prize, Elle Crystal Star, Polish Film Abroad festivals and reviews award, Don Quixote. Award of the Polish Federation for Discussion Film Clubs, Art Houses and Local Cinemas Network Award - Polish Film Festival
Audience Award, Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Discovery of the Year, Best Editing - Polish Film Awards
Carlos Velo Award- Ourense Film Festival
Best Film, Best Actor, People's Choice Award - Ekran - Toronto Polish Film Festival - Canada
Golden Reel - The Association of Polish Filmmakers, Poland
Días de Cine Award - Días de Cine Awards, Spain
Best Actor - CinEuphoria, Portugal
Critics' Prize, Special Jury Prize - CinEast − Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxembourg
Critics Award - French Union of Film Critics’ La Semaine de la Critique, France
Critics Award at Barcelona-Sant Jordi International Film Festival, Spain
Best foreign Film at Sant Jordi Awards, Spain
"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