11/14/2020 08:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

Poland/Sweden 2020 105 min Polish original version with German and English subtitles

by Magnus von Horn

Script: Magnus von Horn, DoP: Michał Dymek, Editor: Agnieszka Glińska, Production: Lava Films, Producer: Mariusz Włodarski, Cast: Magdalena Koleśnik, Julian Świeżewski, Aleksandra Konieczna, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Three days in the life of Sylwia Zajac from Warsaw/Poland, a 30-year-old fitness motivator who has gained celebrity status in the social media. When an Instagram post goes viral where she confesses to feeling lonely, a stalker appears. Sylwia tries to ignore him and stick to her busy schedule but when his attempts to contact her become more and more vulgar she finds it difficult to remain smiling…

The next morning she has a live performance on Breakfast Television. To the last moment she doesn’t know what to expect from herself after the rough night. When the talk-show hosts start asking questions about her viral instagram post, Sylwia opens up and speaks from the heart. For a moment she knows exactly who she is and what’s important in life.

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Magnus von Horn was born in 1983 in Gothenburg/Sweden. He is living and working in Poland. He graduated from the Polish National Film School in Łódź in 2013, where he now teaches directing. He made a successful entrance with his short films: ECHO (2010) premiered at Sundance Film Festival and WITHOUT SNOW (2011) premiered at Locarno Film Festival. His debut feature THE HERE AFTER premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight 2015 of Cannes International Film Festival, won two Swedish Guldbagge Awards for Best Film and Best Director and traveled along the festivals. SWEAT is his second feature film.

Filmography (selection): 2010 ECHO, 2011 WITHOUT SNOW (both short films), 2015 THE HERE AFTER, 2020 SWEAT

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