Corpus Christi, entre los proyectos del Paris Coproduction Village
por Fabien Lemercier
- En inglés: Lo nuevo del director polaco Jan Komasa brilla entre los 16 títulos seleccionados por la plataforma de coproducción, que empieza hoy
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Organised over three days as part of the professional sidebar of the Champs-Élysées Film Festival, the Paris Coproduction Village (helmed by the team behind the Les Arcs European Film Festival) kicks off today, showcasing 12 feature-film projects at the funding stage, which are joined by six projects by the residents of the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation (see the news on the selection). Standing out among the European titles is Corpus Christi [+lee también:
entrevista: Bartosz Bielenia
entrevista: Jan Komasa
ficha del filme] by Polish director Jan Komasa, who won an award at Cannes in 2004 with his short film Nice to See You, took part in the competition at Rotterdam with the omnibus film Ode to Joy, turned heads in the Berlinale Panorama in 2011 with his first feature as a solo director, Suicide Room [+lee también:
entrevista: Jakub Gierszal - Shooting …
entrevista: Jan Komasa
ficha del filme], and was behind a very impressive box-office success in his country in 2014, with Warsaw 44 [+lee también:
entrevista: Zofia Wichlacz
ficha del filme].
Written by the director, the story of Corpus Christi revolves around 20-year-old Daniel, who, while serving his sentence in a youth detention centre, has been thinking about becoming a priest. However, just before he is paroled, he learns from the chaplain that because of his crime, no seminary will accept him. Upon his release, he puts on a clerical collar he stole previously and presents himself in the town as a priest on his holidays. He stands in for the local parish priest – a burnt-out secret alcoholic. His lack of experience, moral doubts and fear of being exposed are offset by his oratorical talent and charisma that flows from true faith. However, not everyone finds his unique pastoral methods appealing: the mayor and the sexton look upon him with suspicion...
Produced by Aurum Film (the producer of The Last Family [+lee también:
entrevista: Dawid Ogrodnik
ficha del filme], which won an award at Locarno last year and took over 500,000 admissions in Poland), Corpus Christi is in search of co-producers, distributors and an international sales agent. The project is slated to shoot from 7 March-17 April 2018.
The other European projects accepted for the 2017 Paris Coproduction Village are Fingerplay by Switzerland’s Mauro Mueller, Heaven Is Dark by British duo Joseph Bull and Luke Seomore, and the Swedish co-production Amparo by Colombia’s Simón Mesa Soto. They are joined by the following projects from the Cannes Cinéfondation: Aria by Cyprus’ Myrsini Aristidou, The Empty House by Georgia’s Rati Tsiteladze, Sole [+lee también:
entrevista: Carlo Sironi
ficha del filme] by Italy’s Carlo Sironi and The Unwanted by British director of Moroccan heritage Anwar Boulifa.
(Traducción del francés)