The first ever Polish documentary on the issues of beauty and self-perception. It follows the winding journeys of four people who turn to plastic surgery as the last resort in their search for perfection. Aside from the obvious dilemmas, Desire for Beauty addresses numerous hidden questions, and reveals things that neither the makers nor the heroes of the film really expected. The making of the film attracted a number of renowned members of Polish social scene, and found solid support in the professional opinions of the country's top experts in various fields - from psychology to the fashion industry. However, more importantly, the film will take its spectators on a breathtaking emotional ride, and trigger a wave of discussion about one of humankind's most unquenchable desires...Written by
Agata Kulesza accepted the part after a meeting with the director, even knowing that a script was not available at the time. See more »
Another flavor on the over talked subject of plastic surgery.
This is my first review here on IMDb, and I am not a film critic, also not with the best English. I was looking more information on this film after having the chance to see it in one screening. This is a film that will make you think a lot, and question yourself a lot, and this is one of the very good things but they are much more. I couldn't take my eyes of the screen, expect on some moments of the surgeries (they are cruel and real). The way all is filmed and presented, colors, the mood, very sensitive, very beautiful. The Rhythm is great, you just cant stop following the story. A mix of fiction fragments, that cut with the real story of this four people that we follow, and a after filming event (making of dinner), more the interviews. Seems a lot but its not. All is very well balanced and only makes you want to see what happens next. Then a especial word on the guest list. Brilliant idea of having such interesting Polish personalities touching the subject in a different manner. Maria Czubaszek, Piotr Najsztub, Lew Starowicz and Katarzyna Miller bring to the conversation very interesting point of views on the beauty theme. I liked particularly the fact that the film doesn't take a part with any side of the debate, just shows the reality. But is not a "reality show" reality, this one is comes on a different way, and here its where I think is so important that the direction and music of the film are done by Portuguese men. For sure It's another flavor on the over talked subject of plastic surgery, and definitely a original one to come up with. I can't wait to see the final version, and I recommend people that read this to keep this title in mind. A great movie for everyone to see.
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