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Corpus Christi

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Directed by Jan Komasa
Poland, France, 2019


The story of a 20-year-old 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.

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Corpus Christi Directed by Jan Komasa

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2019 | 3 wins including: Europa Cinemas Label Award

Academy Awards

2020 | Nominee: Best International Feature Film

Komasa avoids putting too fine a point on his ironic thesis in Corpus Christi by complicating it. The priest reveals his subject to be forgiveness: “Forgive means love. Love someone despite their guilt.” Komasa similarly challenges the audience by contrasting piety with impudence.
February 20, 2020
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Some of its moves are as familiar (and as easy to tune out) as a liturgy; others flirt with the divinely mysterious.
February 18, 2020
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The idea that a charlatan might offer more solace than a real priest is a trite concept, but it’s one that “Corpus Christi” portrays with conviction. The movie rests on the shoulders of Bielenia — or rather, in his eyes, which photograph as a chilling gray.
February 18, 2020
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