Twarz

Mug
Director
Malgorzata Szumowska
Country
Poland
Year
2018
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Malgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
Cast
Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Malgorzata Gorol, Roman Gancarczyk, Dariusz Chojnacki, Robert Talarczyk, Anna Tomaszewska, Martyna Krzysztofik
Production
Nowhere SP. Z.O.O, TVN

Storyline

Jacek loves heavy metal and his dog. He converts the country lanes outside his door into a racing track and bombs down them in his little car. When he and his girlfriend Dagmara take to the dancefloor, everyone runs for cover. He enjoys his existance as a cool misfit in an otherwise stuffy environment, and keeps his muscles toned working on a building site close to the Polish-German border where the world’s largest statue of Jesus is being constructed. But then his life is thrown badly off course by a terrible accident at work that completely disfigures him. Eagerly followed by the Polish media, Jacek becomes the first person in the country to receive a face transplant. He may be celebrated as a national hero and martyr, but he no longer recognises himself in the mirror. Meanwhile, the statue of Jesus grows taller and taller.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Berlin International Film Festival 2018
Competition, Silver Bear – Grand Jury Prize
Film Fest Gent 2018
Gala Premières and Special Events
Gijon International Film Festival 2018
Official Section
YOUNG JURY AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM