Holy moly! Komasa’s Corpus Christi chosen for Oscars
Polish film director Jan Komasa's latest film Corpus Christi, has been selected as Poland’s official entry for the US Academy Awards.
Put forward for the Best International Feature Film category, Poland’s Oscar committee said the film was “a universal, moving and provocative story about the spiritual transformation of man, a new look at faith in God.
“This is a mature, wise film created by a young artist.”
The announcement comes just days after the film's world premiere, on September 2, and triumph at the 76th Venice Film Festival where the Polish production received the Europa Cinemas Label award during festival’s Giornate degli Autori, or Venice Days, section last week.
The jury said at the time that the Polish film "clearly presents the conflict between good and evil in today's society.”
Inspired by real-life events, the film tells the story of 20-year-old Daniel (played by Bartosz Bielenia) who, after leaving a correctional facility decides to impersonate a priest.
In Poland, 'Corpus Christi' has qualified for competition at this year's 44th Polish Film Festival in the Baltic city of Gdynia (September 16-21).
The movie will have nationwide cinema release on October 11.
The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will hand out the Oscar awards on February 9