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    Corpus Christi

    Directed by Jan Komasa
    Poland/France | 115 minutes | Awards Buzz – Best International Feature Film

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    Corpus Christi

    Directed by Jan Komasa
    Poland/France | 115 minutes | Awards Buzz – Best International Feature Film

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    Corpus Christi

    Directed by Jan Komasa
    Poland/France | 115 minutes | Awards Buzz – Best International Feature Film

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In a world where forgiveness doesn’t come easy, God’s peace works in mysterious ways. After his spiritual awakening in juvenile prison, a 20-year-old violent offender passes himself off as a priest in a community still reeling from tragedy.

Schedule

January 7, 2020 5:15 PM Palm Canyon Theater Tickets not available
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January 8, 2020 3:15 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 9, 2020 6:45 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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January 13, 2020 7:30 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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film synopsis

In a world where forgiveness doesn’t come easy, God’s peace works in mysterious ways. While incarcerated in a youth detention center, 20-year-old Daniel (Bartosz Bielenia) experiences a spiritual awakening. He wants to study for the priesthood, but his criminal record deems it impossible. When he is temporarily released to work at a sawmill, Daniel decides to change his fate and begins impersonating a clergyman. Soon, unexpected circumstances lead him to fill in at a small parish and to help the community heal after a terrible tragedy. Despite the fact that “Father Tom” gives some unusual sermons and occasionally uses his smartphone to brush up on his ecclesiastical knowledge, his charisma and passion provide balm to those in mourning. After the intimate drama Suicide Room and the WWII epic Warsaw ‘44, director Jan Komasa takes on a contemporary tale inspired by a true story. Talented young lead Bielenia impresses with an intense and physical performance.

Winner: Best Actor, Chicago; Best Actor, Stockholm; Label Europa Cinemas — Best Film, Venice

In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize

film details

Director: Jan Komasa
Producers: Aneta Hickinbotham, Leszek Bodzak
Screenwriter: Mateusz Pacewicz
Cinematographers: Piotr Sobociński Jr
Editor: Przemysław Chruścielewski
Music: Galperin Brothers
Cast: Bartosz Bielenia, Eliza Rycembel, Aleksandra Konieczna, Tomasz Ziętek, Łukasz Simlat
Original Language Title: Boże Ciało
Country: Poland/France
Language: in Polish with English subtitles
Year: 2019
Running Time: 115 minutes
Director Filmography: Warsaw ‘44 (2014), Suicide Room (2011)
Awards: Best Actor, Chicago International Film Festival; Best Director, Best Screenplay, Audience Award for Best Film, Polish Film Festival
Primary Company: New Europe Film Sales

guests in attendance

Director Jan Komasa, screenwriter Mateusz Pacewicz, director of photography Piotr Sobocinski Jr., and actor Bartosz Bielenia are expected to be in attendance on January 7, 8, and 9.

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