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Corpus Christi (MA15+)

Run Time 116 minutes no interval
Price From $19 no BF
Presented By BREC

Poland | Subtitles | Drama

BREC is proud to return with the BREC International Film Festival: Summer 2021 from 7th to 31st January.

See what’s screening in this year’s Festival and download the festival guide!

Festival Guide

View Sessions
Saturday
09 January 2021
8:00 pm
Friday
15 January 2021
5:30 pm
Thursday
21 January 2021
2:30 pm
Saturday
30 January 2021
2:00 pm
View Sessions

Jan Komasa’s 2020 Oscar-nominated drama is a remarkable tale of morality and redemption, about a charismatic young ex-convict who fools an entire Polish village by posing as a priest

20-year-old Daniel (Bartosz Bielenia) has found God whilst incarcerated in a youth detention centre, but his criminal record excludes him from entering the seminary. At the end of his sentence he is sent to a small town to take up a position in a woodworking factory, but thanks to a stolen collar is mistakenly taken as the parish’s new clergyman.

It’s a seemingly God-given opportunity for transformation and Daniel, whilst wholly unconventional in his approach, takes to the pulpit with a fervour and compassion that his predecessor has clearly lacked. In a community affected by recent tragedy, Daniel learns the hard way that following the road to salvation can also lead one astray.

Astutely navigating themes of faith, virtue and forgiveness, Komasa’s disciplined and unflinching direction is enhanced by the simply jaw-dropping lead performance from young Bielenia. Widely hailed by critics and audiences as the stand-out discovery of the 2019 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, Corpus Christi challenges audiences to think about the true meaning of redemption.

Cast & Team

Director Jan Komasa
WriterMateusz Pacewicz
Stars Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel

Contains strong violence, sex scenes and course language.

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FESTIVAL EXTRAS

Live Music

Enjoy the sounds of some of our finest South West musicians in the Sky Bar on Thursdays from 5pm, Fridays from 6.45pm and Sundays from 12.45pm.

Tasty Treats

Enjoy the taste of summer with a selection of locally made gelato, award winning South West wine, and other snacks.

Conversation Club

Stay on after the 2pm Saturday screening and join other BREC film buffs in the Sky Bar for a book club style conversation about the film.

“Truly powerful. A film that resonates long after we leave the cinema. Bielenia’s performance in the lead role is breathtaking.”

John McDonald, Australian Financial Review