CORPUS CHRISTI

CORPUS CHRISTI

Boże Ciało

Directed by Jan Komasa
Poland, France | 116 min 2019 | drama | Polish

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 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.

Credits

Director: Jan Komasa
Screenplay: Mateusz Pacewicz
Cinematography: Piotr Sobociński Jr
Editing: Przemysław Chruścielewski
Production Design: Marek Zawierucha
Sound Design: Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński/Dreamsound
Music: Galperin brothers

Production company: Aurum Film – Aneta Hickinbotham, Leszek Bodzak
Co-production company: Les Contes Modernes

Cast: Bartosz Bielenia, Eliza Rycembel, Aleksandra Konieczna, Tomasz Ziętek, Leszek Lichota, Łukasz Simlat

  • Jan Komasa
    Jan Komasa
    Poland

Festivals & Awards
Giornate degli Autori – World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival – North American Premiere
Busan International Film Festival – Asian Premiere

press quotes

Komasa directs with an impressive rigor that fits the subject matter, and the incorporation of subtle ecclesiastical embellishments in the score adds to the imposing solemnity. The smoldering center of it all is Bielenia’s remarkable performance.
The Hollywood Reporter

Bielenia digs deep into the psyche of his character and presents his inner struggle, with a twitch here and a look from his piercing blue eyes there. His on-screen charisma is jaw-dropping.
Cineuropa

Jan Komasa
Poland

Polish director, studied directing at the Łódź Film School. His short film Nice to See You world-premiered in Cannes Cinefondation competition, where it got the 3rd prize. His feature film debut, Suicide Room, premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlinale and attracted over 800.000 viewers in Polish cinemas. His second film, a war blockbuster Warsaw ’44, sold over 1.8 mln. tickets. Corpus Christi is his third feature film.

FILMOGRAPHY
2019 Corpus Christi
2014 Warsaw 44
2011 Suicide Room