For as long as he can remember, Matuesz has heard people call him a vegetable. Crippled by cerebral palsy and unable to speak, he’s been labeled mentally disabled. His parents hold out on the hope that he can understand them, but doctors refuse to believe he’s an intelligent being. Most of them suggest that he be put in a home. One doctor even compares him to her dog. The experts are wrong though; Matuesz thinks and feels like anyone else. For him, every day is a mission to be understood, another opportunity to prove them all wrong. Based on a true story, Life Feels Good is an unbelievable testament to the endurance of the human spirit. As the years go by, and the support of his family begins to dwindle, Matuesz keeps pushing, never giving up hope that one day he’ll finally be heard. Life Feels Good is a profound tale of perseverance that underscores the true importance of human communication. –Cleveland International Film Festival
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Language: Polish with subtitles
Festivals: Cleveland, Chicago
Director: Maciej Pieprzyca
Screenwriters: Maciej Pieprzyca
Cast: David Ogrodnik, Kamil Tkacz, Katarzyna Zawadzka, Dorota Kolak, Arkadiusz Jakubik