The Polish candidate for the Oscar for the best foreign film and the winner of over 30 awards at festivals around the world, Corpus Christi is an exciting and provocative film, in which, as critics say, the whole story is presented by the main character, young Daniel.
This is the story of a twenty-year-old who undergoes a spiritual transformation in a youth detention center. The crime he committed prevents him from taking up the formal study of Christianity. However, Daniel does not give up on his dream and goes to a small town to try his luck in what he really loves. Corpus Christi is basically an emotional story based on a true event, and also an intelligent, often ironic response to the position of the church and religion in contemporary European society.
Jan Komasa (1981) is a well-known and respected Polish director of the young generation, winner of numerous film awards, including awards at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. He is best known for directing Suicide Room (2011), Warsaw 44 (2014), and Corpus Christi (2019), which was nominated for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. His previous works premiered and won awards at Tribeca Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Cannes, and Venice.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Academy Awards, USA 2020
Best Film, Venice Film Festival 2019
Best Actor, Chicago International Film Festival 2019
Best Feature Film; Best Director, Polish Film Festival 2019
CORPUS CHRISTI (fic.)
Director: Jan Komasa
Country: Poland, France
Cast: Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel
Production: Aurum Film, Canal+ Polska, WFS Walter Film Studio
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