Corpus Christi

Beginning on Thursday, December 17, Cinema Art Bethesda will stream the Polish film, Corpus Christi (Boze Cialo). The stream will be available for 72 hours, until noon Sunday, December 20. The film is 115 minutes long and in Polish with English subtitles. It was released in 2019 and was nominated for the Best International Feature film in the Academy Awards. It was the winner of the Jose Carlos Avellar Critics’ Award and Jury Prize at the 2020 Brasilia Film Festival and Golden Reel award by the Association of Polish Filmmakers Critics Awards.

Viewing the film

There is a $5 charge to view the film. To view the film, click the following link (or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar) and click the “Virtual Ticket” button and fill out the form to buy your ticket.

Film Discussion

A post-film discussion moderated by Adam Spector will take place via Zoom at noon Sunday, December 20. To join the Zoom meeting on your computer, click the following link or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar.

  • If you are asked for a meeting id, use: 954 6486 0473
  • If you are asked for a password, use: 333049

To join by phone dial by your location:

  • +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
  • +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
  • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
  • +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
  • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
  • +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 954 6486 0473
Passcode: 333049

If your local number is not on the list, find it here:


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.

(Text and Photo from the US Distributor’s Website)