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Sweat (15)

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Magnus van Horn’s impressive second feature explores life for an archetypal Instagram star over the course of three eventful days.

Life for fitness guru Sylwia (Magdalena Kolesnik) is non-stop. The division between professional and personal is one that she can little afford. After all, as an influencer, her followers on social media demand to know about every moment of her existence. But though she has a huge following, Sylwia appears to have no-one close to her, a fact made clear in a teary online confession about being single. Coming so close to a major national TV appearance, could this revelation threaten her profile? Or is it in fact just another stunt by someone who recognises that bad publicity is an oxymoron in our media age?

Van Horn’s glacial, distanced camera captures Sylwia’s world of neon and spandex to chilling effect. But as the film progresses, the filmmaker questions any easy judgement about Sylwia’s profession and life choices. The resulting film is one of the first to fully engage with the era of social media in a meaningful way, and asks an age-old question: what is the cost of fame?

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  • Director Magnus van Horn
  • Cast Magdalena Kolesnik, Julian Swiezewski, Aleksandra Konieczna
  • Country Poland/Sweden
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Language Polish with English subtitles
  • Running Time 1h46m
  • Certificate 15

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