We are extremely happy to announce, that CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa will celebrate its World Premiere in Venice at Giornate degli Autori!

Inspired by true events, 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.

Jan Komasa about his film:

It reminded me of THE SON by the Dardenne brothers, another story of someone who did something terrible at a very young age; something that stigmatizes him for the rest of his life. For the main character, spiritual guidance is the only pure thing left in his life. I see his actions as a desperate attempt to tell the world what he would do if he were given a second chance.

The film is produced by Polish Aurum Film (THE LAST FAMILY, CARTE BLANCHE), in co-production with CANAL + POLSKA, WFS Walter Film Studio, Podkarpackie Film Commission and French Les Contes Modernes. It is supported by the POLISH FILM INSTITUTE and the CNC.

See you in Venice!