Jacek, a fun-loving metalhead, works at the construction site of what is soon to become the tallest statue of Jesus in the world. After he becomes disfigured in a severe accident, Jacek becomes the first person in Poland to receive a face transplant. This leads to his status as a media spectacle and martyr, all while battling ensuing identity issues.
Directed by acclaimed Polish filmmaker Małgorzata Szumowska (IN THE NAME OF), MUG premiered in competition at the Berlinale where it was awarded the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize and hailed as a “wide-ranging, quirkily entertaining combination of identity crisis, deadpan farce and social commentary” (Screen Daily).
DIRECTED BY MALGORZATA SZUMOWSKA
POLAND | 2018 | POLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES