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Sweat

classified 15 PS
Film

Fri 25 June - Thu 1 July

Director
Magnus von Horn
Cast
Magdalena Kolesnik, Julian Swiezewski, Aleksandra Konieczna
Details
106 mins, Partially Subtitled, 2020, Poland / Sweden
Primary language
Polish

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

Fitness guru Sylwia (Magdalena Koleśnik) never stops. The division between professional and personal is one that she can little afford. After all, as an influencer, her followers 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?

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

  • Screenings of Sweat on Wed 30 Jun are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.

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Audio Description
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
S
Subtitled
Times TBC
To be confirmed