My Friend the Polish Girl

Moja polska dziewczyna, 2018, 87 min.

My Friend the Polish Girl (2018)


Koszalin Debut Film Festival „Mlodzi I Film”
Grand Prix; Best Cinematography for Michal Dymek


Directors Ewa Banaszkiewicz, Mateusz Dymek
Screenplay Ewa Banaszkiewicz, Mateusz Dymek
Cinematography Michal Dymek
Music Tara Crème
Producers Ewa Banaszkiewicz, Mateusz Dymek
Alicja Dabrowska Aneta Piotrowska
Katie Broughton Emma Friedman-Cohen
Michael, Alicja’s Boyfriend Daniel Barry
Max Max Davis
Uncle Mike Darren Rose

The fiction film watches as an experimental documentary told through the eyes (and lens) of amateur filmmaker Katie: an American rich kid following Alicja, an erratic unemployed Polish actress. Set in a post-Brexit-vote London, Katie’s colonizing, disruptive presence in Alicja’s life mirrors the treatment of migrants in the UK: Welcomed, used, then discarded. A raw, sexual, and visually brash fiction documentary exploring the abusive power and control over someone’s intimacy.