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MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL

MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL

  • Directed by Ewa Banaszkiewicz, Mateusz Dymek
  • Starring Aneta Piotrowska, Emma Friedman-Cohen, Daniel Barry
  • 2018 | 90mins | UK | rated (18)

On Friday 19th July 18:00, Directors Ewa Banaszkiewicz & Mateusz Dymek will join us for a Post-Film Q&A.


From Cannes and Telluride nominee Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek comes a fiction film that takes the form of a first-time filmmaker's documentary.


Set in post-Brexit-vote London, MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL borrows from cinéma vérité and video bloggers to create a fresh, new visual form: It watches as an experimental film told through the lens of one of the characters, amateur filmmaker Katie: An American rich kid following Alicja, an erratic unemployed Polish actress. 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 brazen fiction, posing as a documentary.


‘The film offers a very smart reflection on the complex, slippery dynamic between documentary-maker and subject that is witty, disturbing, playful and formally fresh, and that constantly surprises the viewer’  - Pop Matters


‘One of the most thoughtful and stimulating films of the year’ - The Movie Waffler ****


‘Treads the line between film forms with quite some accomplishment, and as such it’s often fascinating” - The Digital Fix ****