This gripping, rough-edged, Oscar-nominated drama is based on true and remarkable events: citizens in remote towns pretending to be priests. Sometimes with a real vocation – and sometimes not. In Corpus Christi, a 20-year-old delinquent dreams of a career as a priest. But with his criminal record, Daniel has little chance. As a young criminal, society has written him off already.

During work experience at a sawmill, the young man sneaks off to the local chapel, where he is mistaken for a young priest – and these are in short supply. Like the real thing, Daniel – at first hesitantly – steps into the pulpit. Until he discovers his charisma and that he really can mean something to this congregation, who are struggling with a trauma. Ever more self-assured, this brand-new unorthodox priest decides to help the locals. In the meantime, Daniel secretly grapples with his inner demons and the fear that his violent, criminal past will catch up with him.

Screenings

  • Thu 23 Jan KINO 2
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  • Fri 24 Jan Oude Luxor
    Dutch subtitles
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  • Sat 25 Jan LantarenVenster 1
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  • Wed 29 Jan de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
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Original title
Boże Ciało
Filmmaker
Jan Komasa
Country
Poland, France
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
116’
Language
Polish
Producer
Aneta Hickinbotham, Leszek Bodzak
Production Company
Aurum Film
Sales
New Europe Film Sales
Writer
Mateusz Pacewicz
Cinematography
Piotr Sobocinski Jr.
Editor
Przemysław Chruścielewski
Production Design
Marek Zawierucha
Music
Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Cast
Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel, Tomasz Zietek, Barbara Kurzaj, Leszek Lichota, Zdzislaw Wardejn