Corpus Christi

Recently released from a detention facility, a young man poses as a priest in a small Polish town, where the healing he provides may not be enough to resolve his own test of faith.

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CORPUS CHRISTI is the story of 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a Youth Detention Centre. 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.

As his past sins catch up to his already heavy and burdened conscience, Daniel’s intentions are murky and the haven of religion may prove to be more than just a spiritual escape. Set in a country with increasingly blurred lines between church and state, CORPUS CHRISTI calls dogma and prostrating into question as Daniel's real test of faith ultimately presents itself at a moment when he's not at the altar.

Please note: these screenings are Dutch subtitled. We also screen this film with English subtitles.

Jan Komasa, Poland, 2019, 115 min. Polish spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel, Tomasz Zietek, Barbara Kurzaj.