ANSIKTE

FOCUS: POLAND
PANORA 7 APRIL 18.00

Director: Małgorzata Szumowska Country: Poland Year: 2018 Runtime: 91 minutes Language: Polish Subtitles: Swedish
Genre: Drama, comedy

Jacek loves heavy metal and his dog. 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
works on a building site 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.

ANSIKTE (English title: MUG) uses the format of an acerbic farce to consider conditions in modern-day Poland and explore life in the provinces, revealing a country that is busy setting its faith in stone.

Original title: Twarz Screenplay: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert

The screening is presented in collaboration with Folkets bio Malmö / Cinema Panora.

Screening films made by female directors since 2006