Corpus Christi

Boże Ciało, 2019, 116 min.

Corpus Christi (2019)

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Oscar Nominations in Best International Feature Film Category

Palm Springs IFF
Young Cineastes Award for Best Film
FIPRESCI Award for Best Actor for Bartosz Bielenia

Polish Film Festival Los Angeles
Piotr Lazarkiewicz Award for Young Talent for Bartosz Bielenia

Chicago International Film Festival
Silver Hugo for Best Actor for Bartosz Bielenia

Critics’ Prize
Special Jury Prize

El Gouna Film Festival
Silver Star
Best Actor for Bartosz Bielenia

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics
Best Foreign Film

Minsk International Film Festival
Best Director
Audience Award; Special Jury Prize

Polish Film Festival
Best Feature Film
Best Director
Best Screenpaly
Best Supporting Actress for Eliza Rycemble
Crystal Star Elle and Discovery of the Festival for Bartosz Bielenia

Stockholm Film Festival
Best Actor for Bartosz Bielenia

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Best Film

Venice Film Festival
Best Film
Label Europa Cinemas Best Film


Director Jan Komasa
Screenplay Mateusz Pacewicz
Cinematography Piotr Sobocinski Jr
Music Galperin Brothers
Production Design Marek Zawierucha
Producer Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Hickinbotham


Daniel Bartosz Bielenia
Sacristan Woman Aleksandra Konieczna
Eliza Eliza Rycembel
„Pinczor” Tomasz Zietek
Widow Barbara Kurzaj
Mayor Leszek Lichota
Priest Zdzislam Wardejn
Priest Tomasz Lukasz Simlat


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.