Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Corpus Christi
(Boże Ciało)

 

Year: 2019
Country: POLAND, FRANCE
Run Time: 116 minutes

Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi

While serving time for second-degree murder in a juvenile detention center, Daniel finds God. Unfortunately, his newfound dream of becoming a priest is thwarted by his criminal record. When he’s released on parole, instead of entering the priesthood, Daniel finds work with other parolees at a sawmill in a small town. Though his new job is on the other side of the country, he quickly realizes that no matter where he goes, people will always see him as a convict. Instead of sticking with his true identity, Daniel passes himself off as a priest and takes the place of the elderly local vicar who is in poor health. It doesn’t take long for his surprisingly effective charade to take on a life of its own. While giving masses, hearing confessions, and giving last rites, Daniel’s unconventional methods transform him into a true leader in a religious community in deep need of healing. But despite all of his good deeds, Daniel’s violent past isn’t far behind him, threatening to destroy his new life. Inspired by real events, CORPUS CHRISTI is a powerful story that explores faith, love, redemption, and belonging. (In Polish with subtitles) — G.S.

Best International Feature Film Oscar® Nominee

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 03, 2020 at 6:20 PM ET

Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 11:10 AM ET

Cedar Lee Theatre 2

Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 4:00 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Competition
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition

Director

Director
Jan Komasa

Producers
Aneta Hickinbotham, Leszek Bodzak

Screenwriting
Mateusz Pacewicz

Cinematography
Piotr Sobociński Jr.

Editing
Przemysław Chruścielewski

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

Print Source

Film Sponsors

Kleanland

Community Partners

Polish-American Cultural Center

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