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Polish Film Festival: LIFE FEELS GOOD (Chce się żyć)

  • Ottawa Art Gallery 50 Mackenzie King Bridge Ottawa, ON, K1N 0C5 Canada (map)

LIFE FEELS GOOD (Chce się żyć)

Maciej Pieprzyca, 2013 | 112 minutes

Life Feels Good tells the story of Mateusz Rosiński (played brilliantly by Dawid Ogrodnik), a man suffering with the effects of cerebral palsy. The condition has made it difficult for him to communicate, and to be accepted as a sentient individual by those around him. The film examines the challenges of romance and sexuality for the disabled. It also explores his mistreatment when placed in an institution. Through it all, Mateusz perseveres with strength, dignity, and even humour. The film was a hit on the festival circuit, having won the Public Award at the 2013 Montreal World Film Festival as well as several acting awards at the 2014 Polish Film Awards.

Presented with English subtitles.


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