SF IndieFest: MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL
First show: February 02
Blending elements of the traditional narrative and the documentary, borrowing styles from cinema verite and video bloggers and merging them into this hypnotic and mesmerizing play on the medium, MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL creates a rare naturalism in style and performance. Through the eyes (and lens) of amateur filmmaker Katie, an American rich kid, she follows Alicja, an erratic unemployed Polish actress. Set in a post-Brexit-vote London, Katie’s colonising, disruptive presence in Alicja’s life mirrors the treatment of migrants in the UK: Welcomed, used, then discarded. A raw, sexual, and visually brash film exploring the abusive power and control over someone’s intimacy.
Directed by Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek. Narrative. 87 min. UK.
SF IndieFest: MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL: Upcoming Showtimes