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Corpus Christi (15) – Polish Screening and Talk

Director: Jan Komasa
Cast: Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel
Country of Origin: Poland
Year: 2019
Running Time: Film screening: Tue 17 Nov, 7pm 100m; Film Talk Online: Wed 18 Nov, 8pm
Price: Film Screening: £10 (£9); Film Talk Online: Free Event

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About this event

The first in a series of screenings and talks exploring gems of Polish cinema, hosted by Polish cinema expert Michael Brooke. We screen the film at Watermans’ cinema and then Michael hosts an online talk and discussion the following evening where you can come and hear more about the film, and share your own thoughts. The film is charged at usual Watermans’ ticket prices, and the online discussion is free. But please make sure you book tickets for both.  

The first film up for discussion is the award-winning Corpus Christi. Nominated for an Oscar, it is a Polish drama about a young offender pretending to be a priest in a small town.

After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual labourer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy - but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about leading his newfound flock. Though he has no training, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and unpriestly behaviour raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk - even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn't revealed in the confessional booth.

How It Works

Book your tickets to watch the film Corpus Christi in our cinema and book a ticket to join the film talk if you would like to. Both can be found in the ‘Book Now’ link on this page.

PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT BE SHOWING THE FILM AT THE DISCUSSION ON WED 18 NOV, SO YOU NEED TO WATCH IT THE DAY BEFORE ON TUES 17 NOV, 7PM IN OUR CINEMA.  

Don't worry if you're no Zoom expert: it's very simple. We will send you a link by 5pm on the day of the event, and our friendly box office team will be available from 7.30pm to help you get online if you have any problem at all. 

About Michael Brooke

Michel Brook will host the online talk. Michael is a freelance writer specialising in central/Eastern European cinema. He regularly hosts talks for the Polish Cultural Institute as well as being a contributor to the book Polish Cinema Now! (2010).

 

 

Often moving but also disquieting and even intermittently funny, this drama unfurls a spiritual parable that is uniquely Polish but accessible to all. Piotr Sobociński’s blue-toned cinematography enhances the rapturous air and enhances a smartly written, unsettling work of realism.

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