LIFE FEELS GOOD

CHCE SIE ZYC

Director

  • MACIEJ PIEPRZYCA

Genre

  • DRAMA
  • TRUE STORY

Running Time

  • 107 min.

Year of production

  • 2013

Status

  • Completed

Photograpy

  • Colour

Screening format

  • Prores

HD Available

  • Yes

Synopsis

“Life Feels Good” is a film based on a true story. The story of Mateusz, a man suffering for cerebral palsy, who in his early childhood had been diagnosed as a retard with no contact with the outside world. After twenty five years it turned out that he was a perfectly normal and 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 mentally disabled. He is about to be examined by the board which is to judge whether he is normal or not.

During the retrospect we see his life from childhood in the early 80s to the present time and accompany him in sad, as well as in happy moments. We observe his attempts to prove that he is truly a normal person. We also get to know the love of his life – Anka. Naturally, he experiences the same, healthy emotions as others. We are with him when they send him to the clinic for mentally disabled. After many years, when he is already 26, due to a coincidence it turns out that the man who was considered a retard is perfectly normal, very intelligent and emotional.


Cast

  • DAWID OGRODNIK
  • KAMIL TKACZ
  • DOROTA KOLAK
  • ARKADIUSZ JAKUBIK
  • KATARZYNA ZAWADZKA
  • ANNA NEHREBECKA

Cinematography

  • PAWEL DYLLUS

Editing

  • KRZYSZTOF SZPETMANSKI

Costumes

  • -

Original score

  • BARTOSZ CHAJDECKI

Art director

  • JOANNA WÓJCIK

Category

  • Feature Films
  • Classics

Country

  • POLAND

Shooting Language

  • POLISH

Screenplay

  • MACIEJ PIEPRZYCA

Producer

  • Wieslaw Lysakowski

Production Company

  • Tramway Film Studio

Festival and Awards

  • The Polish Film Awards 2014: Best Actor: Dawid Ogrodnik, Best Screenplay: Maciej Pieprzyca, Best Supporting Actor: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Best Supporting Actress: Anna Nehrebecka, Audience Award
  • 36th Festival des films du monde de MONTREAL - Grand prix des Americas, Audience Award, Ecumenical Prize
  • 38° GDYNIA Film Festival
  • Silver Lion, Audience Award, Crystal Star (awarded by ELLE) to the actor Dawid Ogrodnik, Apart Special award / Albert Riele to the actor Dawid Ogrodnik, Golden Claqueur of Radio Gdansk
  • 49th CHICAGO Int. film festival - Silver Hugo in the New Directors Competition, Audience Choice Award for the Best Narrative English-Language Feature
  • 37th São Paulo International Film Festival
  • 11th TOFI FEST - Audience Award
  • West Wind Moscow
  • 44th International Film Festival of India – Goa
  • 11th Chennai International Film Festival
  • Jameson Dublin International Film festival
  • Polish Cinema Festival – Brooklyn
  • 38th Cleveland International Film festival
  • Winner of the George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition award (juried competition)
  • 19th Vilnius International Film Festival
  • 21st FebioFest – Czech Republic
  • Saratoga Film Forum New York
  • Panorama Europe at Museum of the Moving Image New York
  • Cyprus Film Days
  • 14th GOEAST – Festival of central and eastern European Film Festival
  • 10th Polish Film Festival New York – The Elzbieta Czyszewska Award, in the Best Acting Category, to Dawid Ogrodnik, Awarded the Krzysztof Kieslowski Prize as the Best Film
  • European Film Festival Trinidad and Tobago
  • 11th Seoul International Agape Film festival
  • 40th Seattle International Film Festival
  • 2014 Golden Space Needle Award: Best Actor (Dawid Ogrodnik)
  • 54th Zlin Film Festival - International Film Festival for Children and Youth
  • The Golden Linden IFF of new European cinema
  • 2nd Scarborough Film Festival Toronto
  • Cinetopia International Film Festival (Detroit + Ann Arbor)
  • 12th Brussels Film festival
  • 16th Taipei International Film Festival
  • 5th VOICES Film Festival Vologda
  • Audience Prize Award
  • Fiuggi Family Festival
  • Leipzig Mkuntmess Film Festival
  • Milwaukee Film Festival
  • Cineast: Festival du film d’Europe Centrale et Orientale
  • Orcas island Film Festival
  • 19th Schlingel Film Festival
  • MIFFECITO (special event Miami International Film Festival)
  • 17th Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
  • 52nd Gijon International Film Festival

Photograpy

  • Colour

Screening format

  • Prores

HD Available

  • Yes
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