Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Original title: Boże Ciało
Director: Jan Komasa
Cast: Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel, Tomasz Ziętek
Country: Poland, France
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 116
Language: Polish
Subtitles: Czech, English
Sales: Asociace českých filmových klubů
Section: Panorama

Daniel, a twenty-year-old delinquent, discovers his spiritual calling in a detention centre. After his release, he'd like to enter a seminary and become a priest. Although it's not possible because of his past misconduct, Daniel does not give up. He leaves for a small town where, thanks to a coincidence as well as his own efforts, he takes over the local parish. Based on a true story, this absurd drama discusses the issues of faith, love, understanding, calling in life, and the search for one's self.

Jan Komasa

The Polish director graduated from a film school in Łódź and his graduation film Nice to See You won a Cinefondation award at Cannes. His work is characterized by many seemingly clashing influences, from Dostoevsky and Shakespeare to American blockbusters and pop culture, bringing to life smart and witty films. Corpus Christi has already won several awards at international festivals.

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