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Jan Komasa’s Corpus Christi enters post-production

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- The Polish director is best known for Suicide Room and Warsaw 44

Jan Komasa’s Corpus Christi enters post-production
Corpus Christi by Jan Komasa (© Andrzej Wencel/Aurum Film)

Jan Komasa’s new film, Corpus Christi, is said to be inspired by real events. The protagonist of the movie is a young boy, Daniel, who becomes very religious while being held in a juvenile detention centre. After leaving the facility, he ends up in a small town, where he befriends a local clergyman. During the latter’s unexpected absence, Daniel poses as a priest and introduces some controversial teachings. Soon, his situation is made even more complicated when people from his past visit the town. 

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The script was written by Mateusz Pacewicz, and director Komasa is considered one of the most talented and versatile filmmakers of his generation in Poland. He is able to both stage intimate dramas such as Suicide Room [+see also:
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 and helm a big-budget World War II drama of the likes of Warsaw 44 [+see also:
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. In Corpus Christi, he has been working mainly with a young cast, including Bartosz BieleniaEliza Rycembel (The Word [+see also:
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) and Tomasz Ziętek (Silent Night [+see also:
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Demon [+see also:
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), who are joined by Aleksandra Konieczna (The Last Family [+see also:
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) and Łukasz Simlat (Amok [+see also:
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United States of Love
 [+see also:
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). 

The film is being produced by Aurum Film (The Last Family, Dark, Almost Night), and co-produced by Canal+ and WFS Walter Film Studio. The Polish distributor is Kino Świat, while the international sales are being handled by New Europe Film SalesCorpus Christi was supported by the Polish Film Institute and will be presented as a work in progress during Polish Days, the industry event of the 18th New Horizons Film Festival (see the news).

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