My Friend the Polish Girl, dirs. Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek, Poland / UK, 2018, 93 min., English
A young American documentarian casts an aspiring Polish actress in her film about the life of migrants in London after the Brexit referendum, with the sole instruction to 'act as if I'm not here.' As the relationship between the women develops, they find themselves immersed in a strange power struggle. A visual mix of cinéma vérité and video blogging, My Friend the Polish Girl raises questions about the role of truth and manipulation in both styles of filmmaking.
This inventive film was presented with awards at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, and New Horizons International Film Festival.
Sun, 21 Jul 2019
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This screening is followed by a Q&A with directors Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek.