16-09-2019

FNE Oscar Watch 2020: Poland Selects Corpus Christi as Oscar Bid

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Corpus Christi by Jan Komasa Corpus Christi by Jan Komasa photo: Aurum Film

WARSAW: Jan Komasa’s costume drama Corpus Christi has been selected as Poland’s candidate for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international feature film category.

Corpus Christi follows 20-year-old Daniel, who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a Youth Detention Centre. He wants to become a priest, but that 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 by chance takes over the local parish. 

Corpus Christi is based on a Script Pro winning project written by Mateusz Pacewicz. The film was produced by Aurum Film in coproduction with Canal+, WFS Walter Film Studio, the Podkarpackie Regional Film Fund, Les Contes Modernes.

The film had its North-American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 5 September 2019 and will be released in Polish cinemas by Kino Świat on 11 October 2019.

New Europe Film Sales sold the film to Australia, Lithuania and Norway during the Venice IFF and will release it in the UK.