21st January, 1pm (Film Talk 60 mins ) 2:30pm (Screening 106 mins), Watermans Arts
Michael Brooke (freelance writer specialising in central/Eastern European cinema) introduces and discusses the 2021 Polish film Sweat as part of Watermans’ Kino! season, celebrating contemporary Polish cinema.
Director Magnus von Horn is originally from Sweden but studied as a film director at the famous Polish Film School in Łódź, where he now works and continues to develop his directing career.
Film Talk ( 1-2pm) – There is a small break to allow you to get some refreshments before watching the film and there is some time after the film to ask further questions.
Michael Brooke will be giving an extensively illustrated talk about foreigners making films in Poland, like Sweat director Magnus von Horn, The Peasants co-director Hugh Welchman and the Polish-born but UK-raised Paweł Pawlikowski, as well as the more common phenomenon of Polish filmmakers working abroad, not always voluntarily, for instance Walerian Borowczyk, Roman Polanski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej Wajda and Andrzej Żuławski.
Sweat (15) (2.30pm – 4:15pm)
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Winner of eight 2020 Polish Film Festival Awards including Best Director – Magnus von Horn, Best Actress in a Feature Film – Magdalena Kolesnik, Best Cinematography in a Feature Film – Michel Dymek
To Book Tickets: KINO! – Sweat (15) – Special Events Cinema at Watermans
You can also find Michael Brooke’s interview with Magnus von Horn on the Watermans Podcast – The Mix, below: