Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, the latest film by Jan Komasa "Corpus Christi" was qualified to the Giornate degli Autori competition at the Venice International Film Festival!
The latest film by Jan Komasa - "Corpus Christi" was qualified for the Giornate degli Autori competition at the 76th Venice International Film Festival. The section presents a maximum of twelve productions from around the world - they fight for the Director's Award - awarded by the official jury of the competition, the BNL People's Choice Award and Europa Cinemas Label, which supports international distribution.
The main goal of Giornate degli Autori is to draw attention to the high-quality cinema, which also shows the attention to every detail - especially innovation, originality and independence. This year's, the sixteenth edition, starts on August 28 and will last until September 7. On October 11, shortly after the premiere in Venice, the film will be available in Polish cinemas.
"Corpus Christi", inspired by real events, is a story about a man, who after leaving the Youth Detention Center decides to pretend to be a priest. His role is perfectly played by one of the greatest acting discoveries of recent years - Bartosz Bielenia. The remaining part of the cast is complemented by talented actors of the young generation - Tomasz Ziętek and Eliza Rycembel, the winners of the prestigious awards for the best actors of the festival in Gdynia - Aleksandra Konieczna and Łukasz Simlat, as well as Barbara Kurzaj, Zdzisław Wardejn and Leszek Lichota. Mateusz Pacewicz is the author of the awarded during the Script Pro competition screenplay for "Corpus Christi". The cinematographer responsible for the shootings is Piotr Sobociński Jr. The music for the film was composed by a duet of composers, Evgueni and Sacha Galperine, authors of music for such films as Andrei Zvyagintsev's „Loveless”, Asghar Farhadi's „Past” and recent François Ozon's film "By the Grace of God".
As we can read in the press release, "Corpus Christi" is an amazingly original project in Polish and European cinema - bold production based on taboos, touching the issue of social divisions and the complex spirituality of young people. "
"Corpus Christi" is the story of a 20-year-old Daniel 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. When he is sent to work at a carpenter’s workshop in a small town, on arrival he dresses up as a priest and accidentally takes over the local parish. The arrival of the young, charismatic preacher is an opportunity for the local community to begin the healing process after a tragedy that happened there.