Magazine article Screen International

Sacha Polak's 'Dirty God' to Open 2019 Rotterdam Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Sacha Polak's 'Dirty God' to Open 2019 Rotterdam Film Festival

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Title is first-ever Dutch film to be selected for the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance.

The world premiere of Dirty God by Dutch filmmaker Sacha Polak (Hemel, Zurich) will open the 2019 edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) on Jan 23.

Polak is the first Dutch director to be selected for the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance, where it will screen following its Rotterdam premiere.

The film revolves around a young woman (a debut role for Vicky Knight) dealing with motherhood in contemporary London. Producers are the UK’s Mike Elliott of EMU Films with Belgium’s A Private View and Dutch outfit Viking. Backing came from Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Production Incentive, BFI, BBC Films, Eurimages, VAF, Casa Kafka, and the Irish Film Board. …

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