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Poland / 2020 / documentary / 80' / National Competition

A life story of a Polish model and a celebrity who made a dazzling career in Italy in the early 2000s with its twists and turns. Her life could become a script for a TV series. Sexually abused in her childhood and sold to a brothel by a mafia as a teenager, later on she entered the milieu of sport stars and political celebrities. The high-octane lifestyle leads to a prompt burnout – the flip side of addictive euphoria is depression. At the end of the day, after many years, she seems to have found her peace thanks to faith. The former heroine of moral scandals becomes a symbol of the struggle for premarital chastity. Yet this success comes at a cost…

directed by
Paweł BanasiakQ&A guest

Graduate of the Cinematography Department at the Film School in Łódź. Since university, he has collaborated with the Polish Film Chronicle, where, along with filming, he has also developed his own documentary forms. DOP on a number of TV series, including "7 grzechów głównych po góralsku", "Trędowata", "Synowie", and such documentaries as "Warsaw-Rome Train", "Sławomir Mrożek presents", "The Dark Blue Notebook", as well as the feature film "Na dystans". Member of the Polish Filmmakers Association. He has been awarded at numerous festivals, including the Krakow Film Festival, Planete + Doc Film Festival in Warsaw and the Good Humour Festival in Gdańsk.

cinematography
Paweł Banasiak
script
Paweł Banasiak
music
Jerzy Rogiewicz
sound
Franciszek Kozłowski
editing
Paweł Banasiak
production
Paweł Banasiak
Photo
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