Sweat
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    Sweat

    Directed by

    Poland

    2020

    106 min

    • Polish

    Drama

    Sweat recounts three days in the life of fitness motivator Sylwia Zając, whose presence on social media has made her a celebrity. Although she has hundreds of thousands of followers, is surrounded by loyal employees and admired by acquaintances, she is looking for true intimacy.

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    Cast
    Magdalena Koleśnik
    Julian Świeżewski
    Aleksandra Konieczna
    Zbigniew Zamachowski
    Screenplay
    Magnus von Horn
    Cinematography
    Michał Dymek
    Editing
    Agnieszka Glińska
    Production
    LAVA FILMS
    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES

    Press

    SWEAT confirms Magnus von Horn’s status as a rising talent

    Screen Daily

    In her first leading role, Kolesnik is as irresistible as an energy bar, exploring the Insta-queen’s shallow depths with cunning sincerity.

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Magnus von Horn

    Magnus von Horn

    Sweden

    I'm conscious of being a very emotionally blocked guy. I make films so that I can express myself through other things.

    Magnus von Horn was born in 1983 in Göteborg, Sweden. He studied at the University of Göteborg and the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School (PWSFTViT) in Lodz. He has produced several short films including the documentary RADEK (2006) and the short-fiction MILK TEETH (2007). His film ECHO (2009) received numerous awards, including the Silver Hobby-Horse for the director of the Best Short Fiction Film at the Krakow FF, the Best Film Award at Munich IFF of Film Schools and the Grand Prix at the Open Student FF in St. Petersburg, at the Student FF CineMAiubit in Bucharest and at the Festival Tous Courts - Rencontres Cinématographiques dAix-en-Provence. His film THE HERE AFTER (2015) premiered at the Karlovy Vary IFF and won Best Film and Best Director at the Guldbagge Awards 2016. His latest film SWEAT (2020) was selected at Cannes 2020.

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