Sweat (2020)

Magnus von Horn directs Magdalena Kolesnik, Julian Swiezewski, and Aleksandra Konieczna in this Polish drama following an emotionally frazzled social media influencer as the pressure to maintain her healthy, sunny image begins to chafe with her more complicated daily life.

Well acted character study that often looks great. Even though we are pretty much constantly following Magdalena Kolesnik’s Barbie doll fitness instructor in almost the first person we aren’t sure if her emotional lows are symptoms of an imminent breakdown or another gambit to broaden her social media fame. Kolesnik deftly walks the tightrope between vulnerable and calculating right up until the last shot. Not a subject I’m massively interested in but a solid exploration with some nasty twists.


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