“A terrific performance from Polish up-and-comer Magdalena Koleśnik sees this Cannes Label title through a tricky blend of satire and tragedy.“- Variety
Sylwia (Magdalena Koleśnik) is a fitness influencer, dedicated to relentlessly sharing the energetic workout routines that have made her a social media star. With the loyal support of fellow trainer Klaudiusz (Julian Świeżewski) and the tough love of her mother Basia (Aleksandra Konieczna), the young celebrity appears to be thriving. Yet her public persona belies an all-too-human fragility. An emotionally taut character study, SWEAT follows Sylwia across three days as she makes a bold decision that could make or break her. The film took home six awards at the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, with further prizes at Chicago International Film Festival and Trieste Film Festival.
“The film’s lively and slightly surreal subject, engaging central performance and the Cannes 2020 label of quality should help push it toward art film prominence”- Hollywood Reporter