CORPUS CHRISTI, A NEW FILM BY JAN KOMASA, THIS YEAR’S POLAND’S SUBMISSION TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE CATEGORY AT THE 31. POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN AMERICA
CORPUS CHRISTI, a new film by Jan Komasa (Suicide Room, Warsaw ’44), this year’s Poland’s submission to the Academy Award in Foreign Language category, will be shown twice at the 31. Polish Film Festival in America: on Sunday, November 10th @ 5:30 PM. in AMC Village Crossing 18 and on Saturday, November 16th @ 8:30 PM. in Copernicus Center theatre. The movie received two awards at Venice Film Festival and was inundated with significant prizes at the most recent Gdynia Film Festival, including the Best Directing and Best Script. Also, it was showed at prestigious Toronto Int’l Film Festival to critical and public rave reception.
After serving time in juvenile detention for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel must face his inner demons while searching for redemption.
Running from the troubles that haunt him, Daniel hides from his past by posing as a priest in a small Polish town and is given the chance for spiritual transformation. Slipping into the role of charismatic preacher, he is able to offer his new flock a chance to heal from a polarizing tragedy. However, not everyone is capable of forgiveness or of deliverance, and the winding road to redemption can be difficult.
Starring in a leading role of Daniel, 27-year old Bartosz Bielenia, so far known mainly for his theatre appearances, has been named a true screen discovery. Yesterday he’s received the Best Actor award at the ongoing Chicago Int’l Film Festival. He is accompanied by Lukasz Simlat, Aleksandra Konieczna and Eliza Rycembel. The film is produced by Leszk Bodzak and Aneta Hickinbotham, Aurum Film.
A running time is 115 minutes. The movie has English subtitles.
In ten days of its release in Poland this month the film has generated over half a million admissions. The U.S. release by Film Movement is planned next year.
AMC Village Crossing 18 is located at 7000 N. Carpenter Ave. (by Central Ave.). The Copernicus Center is located at 5216 W. Lawrence Ave. (by I-90). Both theatres have ample free parking.
- The Polish Film Festival in America will be held from November 9th to 24th in three main locations. The program includes nearly 80 feature, documentary and animated films. The festival is dedicated to Milos Stehlik, eminent promoter of East European Cinema in America, great expert and friend of Polish film.
A full PFFA schedule can be found @ www.pffamerica.com Additional information can be also obtained @ 773-486-9612.
The major 31. PFFA sponsors are: Senate of the Republic of Poland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Polish Film Institute, Star-Tech Glass, Copernicus Foundation and Society for Arts.
Main Media Sponsros are: Polskie Radio 1030 AM &104.7 FM., iTVN, Onet, Dziennik Zwiazkowy and Monitor.