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Life Feels Good

7.3
399
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Original title
Chce sie zyc
Year
Running time
100 min.
Country
Poland Poland
Director
Screenwriter
Maciej Pieprzyca
Music
Bartosz Chajdecki
Cast
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Producer
Tramway Film Studio
Genre
Drama | Disability. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Mateusz has cerebral palsy. In addition to his obvious physical handicap, he was diagnosed at a very early age as a mentally disabled person with no communicative ability. After twenty five years, however, it turned out that apart from his physical problems, he was a perfectly normal, even quite intelligent person. The film is a chronicle of his life. We get to know Mateusz now, when he is 30 and is institutionalized at a clinic for the mentally disabled. He is about to be examined by a committee which will decide whether he is normal or not. In retrospect we follow his life from the early 1980s to the present, in happy and sad times. We also get to know the love of his life, Anka. "The story of Przemek (the name of the real person on whom Mateusz is based) is above all a pretext to ask existential questions about life, death, faith, love, normality and understanding. Life does not bring unambiguous moments of sadness or joy; it is more a state in-between those feelings, between a funeral and a wedding. Life is both tragic and comical." -- Maciej Pierprzyca
Awards
2013: Montreal Film Festival: Best Film
2014: Gijón Film Festival: 2 Awards (Best Actor & Best Art Direction)
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