Sweat

  • 102'
  • Poland
  • 2020

Sylwia is a fitness phenomenon and influencer. She has hundreds of thousands of followers, a beautiful apartment and a dog, Jackson. Her whole life is about workouts, posting and her bond with her loyal supporters.

The film opens with energetic, scintillating shots of a group class at a mall. This reveals the extent of her impact and how much love she gives to her fans. She shares everything with them – even her despair and loneliness, something her manager doesn’t take kindly to. Her perfect life is upended when she is confronted by a stalker, a pathetic man with whom she shares more than she would care to admit.

The dynamic camera follows every move made by Sylwia – a role that seems to suit impressive actress Magdelena Kolesnik’s hard body to a tee – minutely registering the cracks that appear in her meticulous facade and slowly revealing the human behind it.

Within the online platform you can choose between subtitles in Dutch or English.

Director
Magnus von Horn
Country of production
Poland
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
102'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Polish, English
Producer
Mariusz Wlodarski
Production Company
Lava Films
Sales
New Europe Film Sales
Screenplay
Magnus von Horn
Cinematography
Michał Dymek
Editor
Agnieszka Glińska
Production Design
Jagna Dobesz
Sound Design
Michal Robaczewski
Cast
Magdalena Koleśnik, Julian Świeżewski, Aleksandra Konieczna, Zbigniew Zamachowski
Local Distributor
Imagine Filmdistributie Nederland