Sweat

Pot

Poland, Sweden 2020
In Polish, with English subtitles
105 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Magnus von Horn
Screenplay: Magnus von Horn
Cast: Magdalena Kolesnik, Julian Swiezewski
Production: Mariusz Wlodarski / Lava Films
Print Source: New Europe Film Sales

The selfie mode has two faces in Sweat, a hard, glistening study of life on the hamster wheel of Instagram celebrity, in which influence and inconsequence aren’t quite the opposites they seem. Swedish writer-director Magnus von Horn’s aggressively accomplished sophomore feature takes as its subject an outwardly easy target for satirical character study — young, sexy, relentlessly self-promoting Polish fitness guru Sylwia, who has approximately 600,000 followers and precisely zero friends — and follows her across a draining three-day whirl of professional engagements, personal crises and social media updates that fall somewhere in between.

Guy Lodge, Variety

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