Małgorzata Szumowska

Focus Poland 91 min Fiction


Since 6 November 2010 in Świebodzin, western Poland, stands the tallest statue of Christ in the world, 36 meters excluding the base. In 2013, a 33-year-old man, victim of a workplace accident, underwent the first face transplant ever performed in Poland. The film merges these two national records of the director’s compatriots.


European CinemaDark ComedyFemale DirectorDramaReligionSocial Issues


Małgorzata Szumowska

She is one of the most prominent directors of contemporary Polish cinema. In 2000 she directed her debut feature, Happy Man, nominated for the European Film Awards and awarded at the Thessaloniki Festival. From here she begins a solid and abundant filmography, present in all major competitions, of which stand out titles such as Elles, starring Juliette Binoche; Body, Best Director at the Berlinale; or Mug, Grand Prize of the Jury at the same festival. In 2021 D’A Film Festival dedicated a retrospective to her.

Filmography: Woman Of... (co-directed, 2023, D'A 2024), Infinite Storm (2022), Never Gonna Snow Again (co-directed, 2020, D'A 2021), The Other Lamb (2019, D'A 2021), Mug (2018, D'A 2021), Body (2015, D'A 2021), In the Name Of... (2013), Elles (2011), 33 Scenes From Life (2008, D'A 2021), Stranger (2004), Happy Man (2000)

Małgorzata Szumowska

Film information

Original Title: Twarz
Director: Małgorzata Szumowska
Script: Michal Englert, Małgorzata Szumowska
Contact: Noucinemart
With: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Malgorzata Gorol
Country: Poland
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 91 min
Language: Polish
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2021


Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize