Polish films awarded at the festival in Trieste

Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute „Sweat” by Magnus von Horn received Cineuropa Award at the 32 nd Trieste Film Festival. The best in shorts was„Beyond is the day” directed by Damian Kocur.

The winner of Silver Lions at the last Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, took also part in the festivals in Göteborg (the Church of Sweden’s Angelos Award for Magnus von Horn) and Rotterdam. In 2020, „Sweat” won the main award in the International Feature Film Competition (Gold Hugo) at the 56th Chicago International Film Festival, appears in the official selection of the 73rd Cannes festival and received a special TIFF Industry Selects label in Toronto. Film by Magnus von Horna, instead of Silver Lions, received also five individual prizes at the 45th Polish Film Festival, which were awarded for directing (Magnus von Horn), cinematography (Michał Dymek), editing (Agnieszka Glińska), main female role (Magdalena Koleśnik) and supporting female role (Aleksandra Konieczna).

Film is about three days out of life of fitness motivator Sylwia Zając, whose presence on social media has made her a celebrity. Although she has hundreds of thousands of followers, is surrounded by loyal employees and admired by acquaintances, her life lacks true intimacy.


Cast and crew


Magdalena Koleśnik is the leading role, whose partners are: Julian Świeżewski, Aleksandra Konieczna and Zbigniew Zamachowski.

The cinematographer is Michał Dymek, PSC editor – Agnieszka Glińska, PSC sound – Michał Robaczewski, original music – Piotr Kurek, artistic managemant – Jagna Dobesz, costumes – Małgorzata Fudala, make-up – Agnieszka Sasim and production manager is Anna Pachnicka. The producer of the film is Mariusz Włodarski from Lava Filmsin in co-production with Zentropa Sweden and Film i Väst, Canal+, EC1 Lodz The City of Culture, Opus Film DI Factory. Associate producers are Sophie Erbs and Tom Dercourt from Cinema Defacto.

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