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CORPUS CHRISTI, nominated for the 2020 Academy Award for Best International Film, arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital on June 23 from Film Movement


Inspired by True Events, this Breakthrough for Polish Director Komasa, Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes with 97%, Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital This June with Extras Including a Making -of Featurette and the Bonus Short Film "Nice to See You" by Komasa

Anchored by "an absolutely electrifying central performance" (Washington Post) from newcomer Bartosz Bielenia, “CORPUS CHRISTI” is an incisive, darkly humorous, and "engrossing exploration of faith, second chances and the possibility of atonement" (Screen Daily)
 
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 laborer.

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 behavior 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.    
 
Winner of numerous international awards, “CORPUS CHRISTI” was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.

G. Allen Johnson of the San Francisco Chronicle called them film "interesting and irresistible... a sort of cross between Paul Schrader's recent film of spiritual crisis, First Reformed, and Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can." 

William Bibbiani of The Wrapsaid Komasa's film was "astounding" and "a beautifully realistic morality play."

And lead Bielenia also garnered universal acclaimed for his award-winning portrayal of an ex-con turned priest.

David Fear of Rolling Stone said, "Corpus Christi is definitely blessed with a hell of a charismatic lead in Bielenia, a blue-eyed actor with a matinee-idol good looks, an intense stare and light comic chops...Once he finds his groove regarding his calling, you can also see why people would look to him for guidance, and other things. He's your new Hot Priest, Eastern European Division."
 
BONUS FEATURES 
  • Making-of Featurette
  • Bonus Short Film - Nice to See You (Directed by Jan Komasa | Poland | 16 minutes) - A college student is taken by surprise when her father mysteriously shows up asking her to move back home. 
About Film Movement
Founded in 2002, Film Movement is a North American distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films based in New York City. It has released more than 250 feature films and shorts culled from prestigious film festivals worldwide including the Oscar-nominated films Theeb (2016) and Corpus Christi (2020). Film Movement's theatrical releases include American independent films, documentaries, and foreign art house titles. Its catalog includes titles by directors such as Hirokazu Kore-eda, Maren Ade, Jessica Hausner, Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrzej Wajda, Diane Kurys, Ciro Guerra and Melanie Laurent. In 2015, Film Movement launched its reissue label Film Movement Classics, featuring new restorations released theatrically as well as on Blu-ray and DVD, including films by such noted directors as Eric Rohmer, Peter Greenaway, Bille August, Marleen Gorris, Takeshi Kitano, Arturo Ripstein, King Hu, Sergio Corbucci, Ettore Scola and Luchino Visconti. For more information, please visit filmmovement.com. Visit filmmovementplus.com for more information about Film Movement Plus, the new subscription streaming service from Film Movement.

CORPUS CHRISTI
Arrives On Blu-ray, DVD, Digital on June 23

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