This screening will include a Q&A with director Małgorzata Szumowska.
Screening as part of the IFI & Kinopolis Polish Film Festival, December 6th to 9th 2018.
A four film multi-pass for €38 is available in person or by phone from the IFI Box Office on 01-6793477.
With films such as In The Name Of (2013) and Body/Ciało (2015) receiving international acclaim and awards from major film festivals, Małgorzata Szumowska has become one of the most significant contemporary Polish directors. In Mug, Jacek (Mateusz Kościukiewicz) might be expected to be at odds with his small, insular community, given his love of heavy metal, dishevelled appearance, and desire to escape, but is in fact not only accepted, but well-liked. However, following an accident that requires him to undergo Poland’s first face transplant, the attitudes of his neighbours, his girlfriend, and even his family change, making him an outsider in his own home. Szumowska’s approach balances playfulness with more barbed comments on contemporary Polish society in this dark satire.
Please note that only persons 18 years and over will be admitted to this screening.