Director: Malgorzata Szumowska
Stars: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Malgorzata Gorol

Winner of the Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival 2018. Jacek loves heavy metal, his girlfriend and his dog, he works at the construction site for what is supposed to become the tallest statue of Jesus in the World. When a severe accident disfigures him completely, all eyes turn to him as he undergoes the first facial transplant in the country. A dark comedy.

The film will be introduced by a talk from Professor Owen Evans, Professor of Film at Edge Hill University and an expert in European cinema before and after the fall of communism. He has published widely on directors tackling this subject, most notably Florian Henkel von Donnesmarck.

Preceded by a short film as part of the International Animation Festival.

This film will not have adverts or trailers – the short and introduction which precede the film will start at the advertised time.




Approx 90 mins


Polish with English subtitles

Festival Chester International Film Festival

The Chester International Film Festival presented by Chester Film Society returns, with a remarkable global selection of recent films that share stories and experiences from an array of countries.