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 »
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I had the privilege to see the film more than once, so I have no intention to repeat what was already said. What I would like to share is a bit of my observations while some teenage friend of mine was seeing the 'Pragnienie Piękna' for the first time. Not only had she remained silent for the whole movie but also I could see that she went on a journey with all of the main characters, trying to find a bit of 'herself' in those stories. When the operation frames had started she nearly covered her face with a blanket – not feeling ready to see the rest of the action and was likely to burst into tears when they were taking off the plaster from Kamila's face after the nose correction surgery. The film occurred to be emotionally appealing towards nearly 18 years old, sensible, teenage girl as well as to her 'older' friend. At the very end she said: 'Yes that kind of things really happen in everyman life's'.
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