Sun 29 Nov - Wed 2 Dec

Corpus Christi

Jan Komasa
  • Watch out with children under 16
  • Violence
  • Drugs- and alcoholabuse
  • Coarse Language
29
Nov
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2
Dec

What did you always answer to the question "What do you want to be when you're a grownup?"? Princess, dragon conqueror, famous? Priest? That would be twenty year old Daniel's answer - a goal that appears to be even further out of reach than the former three, because he has a criminal record. But one day, a group of people in a village chapel mistake him for a young priest...

While on a work furlough, the young Daniel is mistaken for a priest in a village chapel. The local community seems to need him, so he decides to stay and fulfill his role as priest and help them with an unresolved trauma. But as he develops into a charismatic and unorthodox priest, the fear that the truth his criminal past will come out also grows. 

This surprising film, with humor and a sharp edge on getting second chances, was based on a true story, was nominated for an Oscar and already won about 50 awards world wide.

Direction
Jan Komasa
Cast
Eliza Rycembel, Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna
Duration
116 min
RELEASE
Thu 8 Oct
Year
2019
Country
Poland
Language
Polish; Dutch subtitles
  • Watch out with children under 16
  • Violence
  • Drugs- and alcoholabuse
  • Coarse Language

Coen Haver will give an introduction to this film on 8 October (in Dutch). The introduction starts at 20:00, the film will start at 20:15.

"Often moving but also disquieting and even intermittently funny, this drama unfurls a spiritual parable that is uniquely Polish but accessible to all."

- **** The Guardian