WARSAW: Silver Bear winner Małgorzata Szumowska’s new drama Mug is currently in final postproduction and will have its international premiere in the Competition of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (15-25 February 2018).
Mug / Twarz follows a man (played by Mateusz Kościukiewicz), who lost his face in an accident and undergoes an innovative surgery to get a new one. When he comes back to his hometown, people don't know how to treat him. He becomes a stranger.
"It is a symbolic tale about what it means to change somebody's face, how people react to this process and how much significance we put on the way we look. Does changing the way you look change who you are or not? And is it as important, as we think it is?", Małgorzata Szumowska told FNE.
Director: Małgorzata SzumowskaScriptwriters: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał EnglertDoP: Michał EnglertCast: Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Małgorzata Gorol, Anna Tomaszewska, Dariusz Chojnacki, Robert Talarczyk, Roman Gancarczyk, Iwona Bielska, Martyna Krzysztofik, Krzysztof Czeczot, Krzysztof Ibisz