A miss...an honest portrayal of xenophobia but I don’t think it works as a ‘black comedy’ since the topic just isn't funny...Szumowska does better with the scenes dealing with religiosity in rural Poland.
so bad on so many levels a)szumowska's class supremacy made me cringe b)if that supposed to be a fairytale then one shot of lsd prior to shooting could have helped c) original story (recovery in a small Polish town after the face transplant) differs drastically from what you're experiencing on a big screen
Loved the critic side of it -- I could recognize not only Poland but other societies in there. The story is not super well writen though -- how come he falls and just needs a face transplant, all the rest of his body being completely untouched?! But what striked me the most was the aesthetical options... WHY SO MUCH (FAKE) BLUR IN ALL THE SCENES?! Man, that distracted me asf from the film itself. What a shame.