Corpus Christi:

2020 Oscar-Nominated Feature

Friday, March 6 | 5:30 pm

Saturday, March 7 | 8 pm

Sunday, March 8 | 5:30 pm

Thursday, March 12 | 7:30 pm


“A 2020 Academy Award nominee for Best International Feature, Corpus Christi is the story of 20-year-old Daniel (Bartosz Bielenia, a major talent on the rise), who, after serving a sentence in a youth detention center for a violent crime, must face his inner demons while searching for redemption. Running from the troubles that haunt him and hiding from his past by posing as a priest in a small Polish town, Daniel is, clandestinely, given the chance for spiritual transformation. Meanwhile, the arrival of this charismatic young preacher provides an opportunity for his divided flock to begin healing after a polarizing tragedy. But not everyone is capable of forgiveness or deliverance, and following the road to salvation can also lead one astray. 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. Corpus Christi is the third feature by director Jan Komasa, whose disciplined and steadfast gaze makes for a gripping moral tale with effects that ripple beyond the screen.” –TIFF


Director Jan Komasa | 2019 | In Polish with English subtitles | 115 minutes | NR | DCP

 

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