Nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 2020 Oscars, Corpus Christi is an intensely gripping tale of one man’s unconventional path to redemption. Inspired by a real-life case, the film follows the twenty-year-old Daniel (Bartosz Bielenia), who has just been released from a Warsaw prison. He’s sent to work at a timber mill in a small village, but when he is mistaken for the new town priest while visiting the local parish, he sets upon a new, higher, path. Daniel takes an unorthodox approach to the new role, delivering sermons with a magnetism and compassion that eventually convinces the community of his legitimacy. As he becomes more and more embedded in his new-found calling, he learns of a recent tragedy that has left the townsfolk scarred.
★★★★ “A significant and impressive piece of work” — David Stratton, The Australian