Corpus Christi

Boże Ciało

Daniel lives in a juvenile detention center and is haunted by his past crimes. His dream is to become a priest, but his police record ends all discussion. Never say never though, as the Lord definitely works in mysterious – and sarcastic – ways. When sent to work in a remote Polish village, Daniel poses as a man of cloth and not only ends up taking the pulpit, but also delves into a dark secret that eats up the local flock like cancer. A spiritual journey that explores faith and sin, power structures and class clashes, through the eyes of a lovable and morally ambiguous outcast.

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Direction: Jan Komasa
Script: Mateusz Pacewicz
Cinematography: Piotr Sobociński Jr
Editing: Przemysław Chruścielewski
Sound: Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasinski, Tomasz Wieczorek
Music: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Actors: Bartosz Bielenia, Eliza Rycembel, Aleksandra Konieczna, Tomasz Ziętek, Leszek Lichota, Łukasz Simlat
Production: Aurum Film
Producers: Aneta Hickinbotham, Leszek Bodzak
Co-production: Canal + Polska, WFS Walter Film Studio, Podkarpackie Regional Film Fund, Les Contes Modernes
Co-producers: Patrice Nezan, Piotr Walter, Manuel Rougeron, Frederic Berardi, Marek Jastrzębski
Costumes: Dorota Roqueplo
Sets: Marek Zawierucha
Camera: Piotr Sobociński Jr, Lukasz Patera, Marcin Boguszewski, Tomasz Habrewicz
Make Up: Aneta Brzozowska
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Poland, France
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 116´
Contact: New Europe Film Sales, office@neweuropefilmsales.com
Awards/Distinctions: Europa Cinemas Label Award, Edipo Re Award – Venice FF 2019

Jan Komasa

Polish director Jan Komasa studied directing at the renowned Łódź Film School. His short film Nice to See You premiered at the Cannes’ Cinéfondation section, where it received the third prize. His feature film debut Suicide Room premiered at the Panorama section of the Berlinale and attracted over 800,000 viewers in Polish cinemas. His second film, war blockbuster Warsaw ’44, became a major box-office hit. Corpus Christi is his third feature film.

Filmography

2004 Fajnie, ze jestes | Nice to See You (short)
2007 Splyw (doc)
2011 Sala samobójców | Suicide Room
2014 Miasto 44 | Warsaw '44
2016 Mary Komasa: Lost Me (short)
2019 Boże Ciało | Corpus Christi