Faces of Agata

Poland2023documentary72'National Competition

When she was 16, Agata heard that she would most likely bleed herself to death within 2 years. On that day she was born anew. After 20 years and over 30 face surgeries, she lives in London and works as an artist who turned her struggle with a lethal disease into art. Her disease and the pain caused by it continue to accompany her, but more and more promising treatment options are being developed. Nevertheless, the most important form therapy is her art. Her face becomes even more deformed with recurring angiomas, which is the major theme explored by the protagonist in her art.

directed by
Q&A guest, portret reżysera
Małgorzata KozeraQ&A guest

Film director and screenwriter. She studied at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the UW, and then at the Department of Directing at the National Film, Television and Theater School in Lodz. She has made a number of short films presented at festivals worldwide. In 2014, she made her feature-length debut, "Był bunt" (produced by Vision House, in co-production with Al Jazeera Documentary and TVP Kultura) - the story of the largest prison revolt in post-war European history, which took place in Poland in 1989. The film was awarded Newsweek's Teresa Toranska Award in the category "Best journalistic material. The film "Faces of Agata" is her feature-length debut.

cinematography
Marta Stysiak
script
Małgorzata Kozera
protagonists
Agata di Masternak
music
Jan Duszyński
sound
Anna Rok, Agata Chodyra
editing
Anna Koc-Wittels
production
Maria Krauss Q&A guest (Plesnar & Krauss FILMS Sp. z o.o.)
Photo
Kadr z filmu Faces of Agata