Mug (Twarz) (2018)

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Jacek loves heavy metal, his girlfriend and his dog. His family, his small hometown, his fellow parishioners all see him as an amusing freak. Jacek works at the construction site of what it 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.

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Critic Reviews for Mug (Twarz)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

"Mug" works hard to be a fable about inner strength and beauty. But did everyone else have to come off as quite so foolish and ugly?

Feb 24, 2018 | Full Review…
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This study in weathering adversity and adjusting to what life hands you makes some worthy points about human and institutional callousness.

Feb 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The message - that people judge by appearances - is a little too obvious and on the nose to be satisfying. And Szumowska overuses a filter that blurs all but the very centre of the frame...

Dec 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

National disdain has clouded judgement, and so both director and community have let their constructions get out of hand.

Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Mug juggles with high concepts of spirituality, religion and commerce to create an absurdist fable about the power of the human spirit and the modern bane of materialism

Dec 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Mug treads a fine balance between freewheeling comic exuberance and the urge to comment on the state of Poland.

Dec 3, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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