Archive of films Sweat / Sweat

Poland / Sweden
2020, 105 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2021

The career prospects of Sylwia, a fitness motivator, couldn’t be more promising. Her tour is going brilliantly, famous brands are knocking at the door, and the number of Instagram followers keeps on growing. Yet it takes just three days for the young influencer to realise that social media bring not only fame but also a distressing loss of privacy.


Synopsis

The career prospects of Sylwia, a fitness motivator, couldn’t be more promising. Her tour is going brilliantly, copies of her workout DVD are filling the shelves, famous brands are knocking at the door, and the number of Instagram followers keeps on growing. Yet it takes just three days for the young influencer to realise that social media bring not only fame but also a distressing lack of privacy. For his cinematic probe into the issues underlying social media presence and its impact on the lives of individuals, Magnus von Horn opted for a realistic style while also attuning the film’s rhythm to the emotional experience of his heroine. The result is a resolutely confrontational portrait of the loss of intimacy and the chance for spontaneous expression, both at risk the moment the body becomes a brand and a commodity.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Magnus von Horn (1983, Göteborg). Selected filmography: Radek (2007, short doc.), Echo (2009, short), Without Snow (Utan snö, 2011, short), The Here After (Efterskalv, 2015), Sweat (2020).

Contacts

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Magnus von Horn
Screenplay: Magnus von Horn
Dir. of Photography: Michał Dymek
Editor: Agnieszka Glińska
Art Director: Jagna Dobesz
Producer: Mariusz Włodarski
Production: Lava Films
Coproduction: Zentropa Sweden, Film i Väst, CANAL+, EC1 Łodź – City of Culture, Opus Film, DI Factory
Cast: Magdalena Koleśnik, Julian Świeżewski, Aleksandra Konieczna, Zbigniew Zamachowski
Sales: New Europe Film Sales

Guests

Magdalena Koleśnik

Actress

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