Tue 18 December 6:30pm
Thu 20 December 8:00pm
Director: Małgorzata Szumowska
Cast: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Małgorzata Gorol
In Polish with English subtitles.
The screening on Tuesday 18th December at 6.30pm is a Young Persons screening – our weekly screening aimed at ages 16-25 with tickets at £7. All ages are welcome at these screenings, standard ticket prices apply.
Acclaimed writer-director Małgorzata Szumowska’s (In the Name of, Body) darkly satirical, enormously enjoyable tragicomedy Mug won the Jury Grand Prix at the Berlinale.
A fable of small-town shallowness and hypocrisy, it follows Jacek (Mateusz Kosciukiewicz); an amiable, constantly dishevelled builder who loves heavy metal, his dog and larking around with his girlfriend (Małgorzata Gorol). He’s also something of a rebel in his home town and dreams of leaving it. But while working on a construction site (helping to build a towering statue of Christ), he has an accident and is left severely disfigured.
After undergoing Poland’s first facial transplant he prepares to return home. But, hailing from a town where casual slurs against gypsies are heard at the building site and offensively racist jokes told across dinner tables, what kind of reception will he receive?