Corpus Christi 2019
Boze Cialo (original title)
1h 55min | Drama | 11 October 2019 (Poland)
“Corpus Christi” is the story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation in a Youth Detention Center. The crime he commits prevents him from applying to the seminary and after his release on parole he is sent to work at a carpenter’s workshop. However Daniel has no intention of giving up his dream and dressed as a priest he decides to – minister a small-town parish.
This film could easily slide into an anecdote about a disguise that causes real change. However, it is a perfectly told film that asks important questions about the place of spirituality in a person’s life, and about the chance to make amends. Contrary to being embedded in the reality of the Catholic Church in Poland, it is a universal challenge for viewers who are not afraid to check whether a bad person can do good things and what is the value of spiritual transformation committed for low motives. Greatly played by a couple of young, yet experienced actors Eliza Rycembel and Bartosz Bielenia, while the rest of the cast creates a perfect background for the small-town world, which, although on the outskirts, is not a province.
Director: Jan Komasa
Writer: Mateusz Pacewicz
Stars: Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel
Release Date: 11 October 2019 (Poland)
Also Known As: Corpus Christi