‘My Friend The Polish Girl’ to be released in selected UK cinemas on 19 July 2019

Taking the form of a first-time filmmaker’s documentary, Warsaw Pact Films‘ debut fiction film, My Friend The Polish Girlwill be released in selected cinemas across the UK on Friday 19th July 2019 courtesy of Republic Films Distribution.

Written and directed by duo Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz DymekMy Friend The Polish Girl unfolds as an experimental documentary told through the eyes (and lens) of amateur filmmaker Katie (Emma Friedman-Cohen): an American rich kid following Alicja (Aneta Piotrowska), an erratic unemployed Polish actress.

Set in a post-Brexit-vote London, Katie’s colonising, disruptive presence in Alicja’s life mirrors the treatment of migrants in the UK: welcomed, used then discarded. A raw, sexual, and visually brash film exploring the abusive power and control over someone’s intimacy. 

Bringing to life a powerful and fresh visual language that combines drawn animation and style elements from vlogs, this convincing feature debut provides a reflection on the rapacious relationship between filmmaker, subject and spectator. The feature borrows from cinéma vérité and video bloggers to create a rare naturalism in style and performance.

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