Mug (film)

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Mug (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed byMałgorzata Szumowska
Written byMałgorzata Szumowska
StarringMateusz Kościukiewicz
Release date
  • 23 February 2018 (2018-02-23) (Berlin)
  • 6 April 2018 (2018-04-06) (Poland)
Running time
91 minutes
Box office$1 million[1][2]

Mug (Polish: Twarz[1][2][3], lit. 'Face') is a 2018 Polish drama film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska.[4] It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.[5][6] The film was awarded Jury Grand Prix at the festival.[7]


Since 6 November 2010 in Świebodzin, western Poland, stands the tallest statue of Christ in the world, 36 meters excluding the base. In 2013, a 33-year-old man, victim of a workplace accident, underwent the first face transplant ever performed in Poland. The film merges these two national records of the director's compatriots.



Box office[edit]

Mug grossed $0 in the United States and Canada and $1 million in other countries.[1][2]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 68%, based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 6.5/10.[3] Metacritic reports a normalized score of 70 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Twarz". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Twarz (2018)". The Numbers. Nash Information Services, LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Mug (Twarz)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Mug". Cineuropa. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Gus Van Sant's 'Don't Worry' Among First Berlinale Competition Titles to Be Unveiled". Variety. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Press Releases: Competition 68th Berlinale". Berlinale. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Berlin Festival Awards: 'Touch Me Not' Wins Golden Bear for Best Film". Variety. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Mug Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 1 August 2019.

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