A wonderful, deadpan farce tackling the current state of Poland, Mug is the latest film from one of the country’s most talented filmmakers, writer and director Małgorzata Szumowska.
The charismatic Mateusz Kościukiewicz stars as Jacek, a free spirited bad boy who works helping to build a massive statue of Christ and gets engaged to the equally carefree Dagmara (Małgorzata Gorol). After an accident, Jacek’s face has to be rebuilt and the film becomes a farcical comedy drama as friends and family become wary of his new look.
“Delivers the pleasure of vigorous storytelling. It is scabrous, mysterious and surprisingly emotional.” – PETER BRADSHAW, THE GUARDIAN