Corpus Christi

Nominee
Best Foreign Language Film
Academy Awards
Winner
Label Europa Cinemas
Venice Film Festival
Nominee
FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Original and absorbing...its dark intensity channeled in a dynamically physical, wild-eyed performance from talented young lead Bartosz Bielenia.

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Corpus Christi

Anchored by a “dynamically physical, wild-eyed performance” (Hollywood Reporter) from newcomer Bartosz Bielenia, CORPUS CHRISTI is an incisive, darkly humorous, and “engrossing exploration of faith, second chances and the possibility of atonement” (Screen).

After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy, but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about ministering to his newfound flock. Though he has no training, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and unpriestly behavior raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk - even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn't revealed in the confessional booth.

"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 Felperin, The Guardian

"[A]n engrossing exploration of faith, second chances and the possibility of atonement." ~ Allan Hunter, Screen Daily
Not Rated
Runtime
116
Language
English
Director
Jan Komasa
Cast
Bartosz Bielenia, Eliza Rycembel, Aleksandra Konieczna, Tomasz Ziętek, Leszek Lichota, Łukasz Simlat
Awards:
Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards
Winner, Label Europa Cinemas, Venice Film Festival
Nominee, FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film, Palm Springs International Film Festival
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