Toronto Entry ‘Corpus Christi’ Selected as Poland’s Candidate in Oscar Race (Exclusive)

Published on Sep 13, 2019

Toronto Entry ‘Corpus Christi’ Selected as Poland’s Candidate in Oscar Race (Exclusive)

Jan Komasa’s “Corpus Christi,” which screened this week at the Toronto Film Festival, has been selected by Poland to be its official entry in the Best International Feature Film category of the Academy Awards.

The film, which world premiered as part of Venice Days earlier this month, follows 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 parish. The arrival of the young, charismatic preacher is an opportunity for the community to begin the healing process after a tragedy that happened there.

The film is produced by Leszek Bodzak and Aneta Hickinbotham for Aurum Film. The co-producers are Canal Plus Polska,

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Leo Barraclough