'Life Feels Good' wins top award at Montreal film festival
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Director Maciej Pieprzyca’s Life Feels Good (Chce się żyć), about a man diagnosed with cerebral palsy, won the main prize and two other awards at the Montreal Festival des films du monde.
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The film, which will be released in cinemas in October in Poland, won the top Grand prix des Amériques award plus the the public award for most popular film and the festival's 'ecumenical' prize.
“This is the greatest day of my life,” Maciej Pieprzyca told the TVN24 news broadcaster after the film dominated the international festival.
“We had two standing ovations after the screening,” he added. “The audience clapped for ten minutes, which has not happened at the festival for years.”
“Neither tearfully sentimental nor coldly scientific, Life Feels Good Maciej Pieprzyca’s film about a man with cerebral palsy struggling to communicate to those around him that he is an intelligent, sentient human being, instead proves oddly entertaining,” Variety magazine says in its review of the movie.
The main character Mateusz is played by Kamil Tkacz as a boy and David Ogrodnik as a man.
“This Polish feature could generate genuine arthouse interest,” Variety says. (pg)