11/22/2019 08:00 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater

Poland/France 2019 116 min Polish original version with German and English subtitles

by Jan Komasa

Script: Mateusz Pacewicz, DoP: Piotr Sobociński Jr., Editor: Przemysław Chruścielewski, Music: Galperin brothers, Producers: Aneta Hickinbotham, Leszek Bodzak, Production: Aurum Film, Les Contes Modernes, Cast: Bartosz Bielenia, Eliza Rycembel, Aleksandra Konieczna, Tomasz Ziętek, Leszek Lichota, Łukasz Simlat

CORPUS CHRISTI is the story of a 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 his arrival he dresses up as a priest and accidentally takes over the local parish, who has to solve his alcohol problem. Daniel improves with his daily task and at the same time 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. Beside that the priest has not forgotten about drug abuse and love!

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Jan Komasa, studied directing at the Łódź Film School. His short film NICE TO SEE YOU world-premiered in Cannes Cinefondation competition, where it got the third prize. His feature film debut, SUICIDE ROOM, premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlinale. His second film, a war blockbuster WARSAW ’44, sold over 1.8 million tickets. CORPUS CHRISTI is his third feature film.

Filmography (selection): 2011 SUICIDE ROOM, 2014 WARSAW ’44, 2016 MARY KOMASA: LOST ME SHORT (short film), 2017 ULTRAVIOLET (TV series), 2019 CORPUS CHRISTI

Awards (selection): Audience Award (Polish Film Festival, Gdynia/Poland 2019), Edipo Re Award und Label Europa Cinemas Award (Venice Film Festival, Italy 2019)

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