Monday 18th March
The 2019 Festival ends with this comedy drama, winner of the Jury Grand Prix at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival. After fun-loving Jacek is disfigured in an accident at work, he becomes the first person in Poland to receive a face transplant, which leads to his status as a national hero and martyr.
Owen Evans, Professor of Film at Edge Hill University
What the Critics say…
“Human drama and biting political commentary combine in this low-key but forceful Polish drama.” Trevor Johnston, Time Out
2019 Chester Animation Festival:
Throughout the festival, we will be collecting the ratings of our animation shorts as voted for by our audiences. The best two tonight will face each other for the Audience Award 2019