Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES

Synopsis

Corpus Christi is the story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a Youth Detention Center. He wants to become a priest but this is impossible because of his criminal record. When he is sent to work at a carpenter’s workshop in a small town, on arrival he dresses up as a priest and accidentally takes over the local parish. The arrival of the young, charismatic preacher is an opportunity for the local community to begin the healing process after a tragedy that happened there.

Film Festivals

Awards - Venice FF (Edipo Re Award & Label Europa Cinemas for Best Film), Palm Springs IFF (FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actor), Chicago IFF (Silver Hugo for Best Actor), Stockholm FF (Best Actor)

Nominations - Venice FF (Fedeora Award), Palm Springs IFF (FIPRESCI Prize), Chicago IFF (Gold Hugo for Best Feature), Stockholm FF (Bronze Horse for Best Film)