VIDEO: Dubbed a ‘Tarantino-esque Western in 18th century Poland’, the film’s compelling blend of grotesque violence and black humour is set against the tumultuous backdrop of Poland in 1794, when Tadeusz Kościuszko, the eponymous 'Kos', returns to Poland to with a freed slave to rally support among the peasantry for his insurrection against the Russians.
Two Polish films, Corpus Christi and Charlatan, have picked up a slew of European Film Award nominations.
The 22nd edition of the Polish Oscars known as the Eagles, was a triumph for Jan Komasa as his film scooped 11 Eagle statues including best film, best leading actor and actress, and best director.
Boże Ciało (Corpus Christi), a Polish film directed by Jan Komasa, was nominated for the 92nd Academy Award in the Best International Feature Film category, the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.
The prize which goes to the most talented and up-and-coming actresses and actors includes among its recipients box office gems such as Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, Mudbound), Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Tomb Raider) and Riz Ahmed (The Sisters Brothers, Rouge One).
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