Official Selection


Magnus von Horn | Poland, Sweden | 2020 | 100 min.
O.V. in Polish subtitled in English and Spanish

Sweat, one of the most talked about films of this year's Cannes selection, can be thought of as The Loneliness of the Long Distance Influencer, the alienated and exasperated reverse of the energy smoothies, the design sports outfits, the unboxing and the motivational messages. We follow Sylwia, the Polish Patry Jordan, for three days after she opens a crack in her pastel-toned fitness fiction: an unhinged Instagram confession in which she admits how isolated her life is. Because virality has a price.



Direction: Magnus von Horn
Script: Magnus von Horn
Cinematography: Michał Dymek
Editing: Agnieszka Glińska
Sound: Michał Robaczewski
Cast: Magdalena Koleśnik, Julian Świeżewski, Aleksandra Konieczna, Zbigniew Zamachowski
Production: Mariusz Włodarski
Production Company: Lava Films

Magnus von Horn

He was born in 1983 in Göteborg, Sweden, and attended the National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz, Poland. He wrote and directed numerous short films, including the documentary Radek (2006) and the fiction film Milk Teeth (2007), Echo (2009, recipient of numerous international awards, and premiered at Sundance) and Without Snow (2011, premiered at Locarno and nominated for the Swedish Guldbaggen Awards). In 2015 he released his first feature film, The Here After, at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight, a film that had a wide and rewarding festival run, and that was also nominated for the EFA and achieved distribution in commercial theatres in several countries. His second film, Sweat, was part of the official Cannes 2020 selection.


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