The Main 4 Fri, Apr 5, 2019 4:45 PM
The Main 4 Thu, Apr 11, 2019 9:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Twarz
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Dark Comedy
Comedy Drama
Women Directors
Release Year:2018
Runtime:91 min
Print Source:Memento Films
Director:Malgorzata Szumowska
Executive Producer:Inga Kruk
Producer:Jacek Drosio
Malgorzata Szumowska
Michal Englert
Cinematographer:Michal Englert
Screenwriter:Malgorzata Szumowska
Michal Englert
Editor:Jacek Drosio
Composer:Adam Walicki
Principal Cast:Mateusz Kos´ciukiewicz
Agnieszka Podsiadlik
Malgorzata Gorol
Anna Tomaszewska
Dariusz Chojnacki
Robert Talarczyk
Roman Gancarczyk
Iwona Bielska
Martyna Krzysztofik
Krzysztof Czeczot
Krzysztof Ibisz


Carefree metalhead Jacek is engaged to beautiful Dagmara and working construction on what is supposed to be the world's tallest statue of Jesus when a shocking accident completely changes his life. Malgorzata Szumowska provides another powerful indictment of provincial Poland's hypocrisy, prejudice and fear of difference in this tragicomedy, as a young man's face transplant brings out the worst in his small-town neighbors.

When Jacek returns home after his breakthrough surgery even some members of his own family don't know how to deal with his changed appearance; his elderly mother organizes an exorcism just in case he's possessed. Only Jacek's practical and loving older sister provides the support he needs. Working with her longtime collaborators behind the camera and on-screen, Szumowska brilliantly blends realism, streaks of fantasy and dark humor. Winner, Grand Jury Prize, 2018 Berlinale.

Director Biography

Malgorzata Szumowska was born in Poland on February 26th, 1973. Her work in film has garnered numerous awards and nominations, including a Teddy Award at Berlin's International Film Festival (for her 2013 film In The Name Of).


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