Closing Film: Life Feels Good

Poland, 2013г., 107 min


Maciej Pieprzyca

It is a story of Mateusz, a man suffering from cerebral palsy, who in his early childhood had been diagnosed as a disabled person with no contact with the outside world. After twenty five years it turned out that he was a perfectly normal and intelligent person. Life Feels Good is a very optimistic film despite the sad life story of the main protagonist. It proves that willingness and spirit can overcome personal limitations. Do not give up, ever. Life is precious.

2013: “SilverLions” for the best film, the Audience Award of the Gdynia Film Festival
2013: The Grand Prix, the Award of the Ecumenical Jury and the Audience Award at the Montreal World Film Festival
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Maciej Pieprzyca

Born in 1964 in Katowice (Poland), graduated  from  the  Political  Sciences  and Journalism  Dept. of  the  Silesian  University, Scriptwriting Dept. of the State Film School in  Łódź and the  Directing Dept. of the State Film School in Katowice. He worked as a journalist and television / film scriptwriter. Received numerous awards for his documentary films as well as for the tv films.

Selected filmography

2013 Life Feels Good  (Chcesię Żyć)

2008 Splinters (Drzazgi)

2001 Inferno (TV)