Official Selection

BOŻE CIAŁO

by Jan Komasa
Poland, France, 2019, 116', color, DCP
Screenplay: Mateusz Pacewicz
Thursday 29 August 2019
22:00 Sala Perla 2 Press, Industry
 
Monday 02 September 2019
17:00 Sala Perla Tickets, All Accreditations
Followed by Q&A
 
Wednesday 04 September 2019
22:00 Sala Perla 2 All Accreditations
 

CORPUS CHRISTI

cinematography
Piotr Sobocinski Jr
editing
Przemyslaw Chruscielewski
music
Evgueni Galperine
Sacha Galperine
sound
Kacper Habisiak
Marcin Kasinski
Tomasz Wieczorek
production design
Marek Zawierucha
costumes
Dorota Roqueplo

cast
Bartosz Bielenia
[Daniel]
Eliza Rycembel
[Marta]
Aleksandra Konieczna
[Sacristan woman]
Tomasz Zietek
[Pinczer]
Leszek Lichota
[Mayor]
Lukasz Simlat
[Priest Tomasz]

producers
Leszek Bodzak
Aneta Hickinbotham
production
Aurum Film

co-productions
Canal + Polska
WFS [Walter Film Studio]
Podkarpackie Film Commission
Les Contes Modernes
with the support of
Polish Film Institute
CNC

world sales
New Europe Film Sales
mail

International
press office
Stephen Lan

Corpus Christi is the story of 20-year-old Daniel, who 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.

 

Filmography

2019 Boże Ciało (Corpus Christi)
2014 Miasto 44 (Warsaw 44)
2014 Powstanie Warszawskie (doc)
2011 Sala samobójców (Suicide Room)
2007 Splyw (doc)
2004 Fajnie, ze jestes (Nice to See You, short)

Jan Komasa studied directing at the Łódź Film School. His short film Nice to See You world-premiered in the Cannes Cinefondation competition, where it won the 3rd Prize. His feature film debut, Suicide Room, premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlinale. His second film was the war blockbuster Warsaw 44Corpus Christi is his third feature film.

"Corpus Christi is about the mystery of spiritual experiences, both in the sacred and the profane, partially drawing on a true story, at times difficult to believe. Although the main character feels a calling, in the face of limitations imposed by formal structures, he finds it impossible to make any use of it. It is a tragic clash with the drama of a reclusive and troubled community hiding a dark secret." [Jan Komasa]

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