Mug

Małgorzata Szumowska

Focus Poland 91 min Fiction

Synopsis

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.

Themes

European CinemaDark ComedyFemale DirectorDramaReligionSocial Issues

Director

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.

Filmography: Nunca volverá a nevar (codirigit, 2020), The Other Lamb (2019), Mug (2018), Cuerpo (2015), Amarás al prójimo (2013), Ellas (2011), 33 Scenes From Life (2008), Stranger (2004), Happy Man (2000)

Małgorzata Szumowska

Film information

Int. title: Twarz
Address: 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

Sessions

08/05/2021 - 16:00h
Filmoteca de Catalunya
Tickets
12/05/2021 - 19:00h
Filmoteca de Catalunya

Awards

BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL
Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize

Poster

Mug