The European Parliament's LUX Audience Award Q&A, featuring LUX Audience Award Finalist CORPUS CHRISTI
June 16, 2021, 12:00 P.M. PDT
Live Online Webinar
The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington, D.C. and Outside the Box [Office]
invite you to virtually attend
The European Parliament's
LUX Audience Award Q&A,
featuring LUX Audience Award Finalist
Watch the film in advance, then join us for a live Q&A with Director Jan Komasa
@ 12:00 P.M. PDT on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
REGISTER NOW FOR THE LIVE Q&A WITH JAN KOMASA
and receive a free link to view Corpus Christi in advance
Links will be available to watch on Festival Scope from June 7th - 16th
and will be sent to the RSVP list on June 7th.
Links will be geo-blocked to the United States only.
The event will be introduced by
Tomasz Frankowski – Member of the European Parliament
Joseph Dunne – Director, European Parliament Office in Washington D.C.
About Corpus Christi
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.
Provided courtesy of Film Movement. Not rated. Running time: 116 minutes. In Polish, with English subtitles.
About the Guests
TOMASZ FRANKOWSKI, Member of the European Parliament
Born in 1974 in Bialystok, Poland, Tomasz Frankowski is a former Polish national soccer player. He played in several soccer clubs such as Jagiellonia Bialystok, Wisla Kraków, RC de Strasbourg, Potiers, Martigues, Elche, Nagoya Grampus Eight, Wolverhampton Wanderers, CD Tenerife and a with the US soccer team Chicago Fire in 2008. He is the third most successful goal scorer in Polish soccer league history. After his successful soccer career, he became a member of the Civic Platform, political party in Poland. Following his election to the European Parliament in 2019, he is a member of the Committee on Culture and Education and the Committee on Transport and Tourism. He is also a co-Chair of the Sports Group in the European Parliament.
JAN KOMASA (Director)
Jan Komasa is a Polish film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for directing the films 'Suicide Room' (2011), "Warsaw 44" (2014), and "Corpus Christi" (2019). His films premiered and won awards at Cannes Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival. In 2019, Komasa's "Corpus Christi" premiered at Venice Film Festival and won two awards: Europa Cinemas Label Award and Edipo Re Inclusion Award. The Polish Film Festival in Gdynia awarded Komasa's "Corpus Christi" with ten awards including the Best Director, the Best Screenplay, the Best Supporting Actress, the Audience Award, the Journalists Award, and the Elle Rising Star Award Bartosz Bielenia. In January 2020, "Corpus Christi" received a nomination for the Best International Feature Film. His next feature film "Suicide Room: The Hater" premiered in 2020.
About the European Parliament LUX Audience Award
"LUX - The European Audience Film Award (short: LUX Audience Award)" by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy (EFA) demonstrates the European Parliament’s, (the European Union's directly elected legislative assembly), commitment to culture. The initiative promotes European cultural diversity and provides a tangible support to cinema and the arts using films that go to the heart of the European public debate.
The LUX Audience Award is built on the previous LUX Prize, the film prize of the European Parliament established in 2007, and on the EFA’s People’s Choice Award, introduced in 1997. Films nominated for the award are publicly unveiled at the European Film Awards ceremony in December. The audience and the Members of the European Parliament are then invited to cast their votes online with the film receiving the overall highest ranking from the public and the EU lawmakers, with each group weighing 50 per cent, becoming the winner of the LUX Audience Award. The winner is announced at an award ceremony in the European Parliament, in June.
The LUX Audience Award, just as the LUX prize, is a quality indicator for backing European film productions. The initiative gives the nominated films more visibility and helps them cross borders and reach a wider audience.
Learn more about the LUX AUDIENCE AWARD at: https://luxaward.eu/en/lux-audience-award
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