EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the debut U.S. trailer for Corpus Christi, Jan Komasa’s Polish drama that was Oscar shortlisted this week.
Film Movement has North American rights to the pic and is opening the film on February 19, initially at New York’s Film Forum.
The film has been a box office hit in its native Poland, attracting 1.3 million admissions to date, equating to an impressive gross of $6.7m, and is still playing after 10 weeks. It has sold to 45 international territories for Warsaw-based sales agent New Europe Film Sales.
Pic stars stars Bartosz Bielenia as a 20-year-old who experiences a spiritual transformation in a youth detention centre. Though his previous crime denies him the opportunity to officially learn to serve as clergy, he pursues his dream by dressing as a priest and ministering a small-town parish. Mateusz Pacewicz wrote the screenplay and producers were Leszek Bodzak and Aneta Cebula-Hickinbotham at Aurum Film.
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