Advisory:
R21 - Sexual scenes | There is a scene in the movie with strobing light effects that may affect photosensitive viewers
Directed by:
Jan Komasa
Cast:
Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel
Duration:
116 minutes
Language:
Polish
Subtitles:
English

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Premieres on WED 02 SEP as the opening film for Polish Film Festival 2020

49 wins & 20 nominations including:

2020 Oscar nominee for Best International Feature Film

"A blistering drama, intense, disturbing and inescapably thought-provoking, a film that gets its power from a merging of potent opposites." - Los Angeles Times

Anchored by a “dynamically physical, wild-eyed performance” (The 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 Daily)

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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 in a sawmill. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he experienced a spiritual transformation 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 leading 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.

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