29 Nov 2018, by Laurèn Schrijvers
starts on 24 Jan 2019,
ends on 2 Feb 2019
Sundance Film Festival Headquarters
Park City Marriott, 1895 Sidewinder Dr, Park City, UT, United States
0 Comments on this event
"Dirty God," the latest feature by Dutch film director Sacha Polak, will celebrate its international premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 24th until the 3rd of February. It is the first time a feature film from the Netherlands is selected for the prestigious World Cinema Dramatic Competition.
© Viking Film/EMU Film
"Dirty God" is Sacha Polak’s third feature, after the critically acclaimed and prize-winning "Hemel" and "Zurich," and is her first English language film. Polak co-wrote the script with Susanne Farrell. The film is produced by Marleen Slot of Amsterdam-based Viking Film. "Dirty God" is an international co-production with EMU Films (UK), A Private View (BE) and Savage Productions (IE). The film is supported by, among others, the Netherlands Film Fund, the Netherlands Production Incentive, British Film Institute and BBC Films. Independent Film is handling sales.
Sacha Polak’s previous feature films "Hemel" and "Zurich" both world-premiered in Berlinale Forum and won multiple awards. "Hemel" received, among other prizes, the FIPRESCI Award at Berlin while "Zurich" won CICAE Art Cinema Award for Best Film.
© Viking Film/EMU Film
"Dirty God" tells the story of Jade (Vicky Knight), a young mother who is in the prime of her life when an acid attack leaves her severely burned. While her face has been reconstructed, her beauty is lost beneath the scars. Distanced from her daughter, Jade finds solace in the hidden world of online liaisons where she uncovers the passion and connection she's craved. But when her life is turned upside down once more, those around can do little to halt her descent. As her family life and friendships start to crumble, Jade takes drastic action, finally finding the path back to her daughter and herself. "Dirty God" is a powerful film about motherhood, courage and self-acceptance set in present-day London.
The 2019 Sundance Film Festival takes place from 24 January - 3 February.
in the spotlight
Jan 5, 2019
Jorinde Keesmaat and Asko|Schönberg Ensemble will perform on January 5 and 7 as part of the annual FERUS Festival at National Sawdust
Nov 3, 2018
Rosa de Jong will be part of a group exhibition displaying miniatures until January 27 at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT
Dec 7, 2018
The contemporary dance performance with Dutch EDM influences by Thijs de Vlieger and Bart Hess's costume design will premiere during Miami Art Week 2018 on Dec 7&8 and then travel to New York on Dec 14&15
Dec 4, 2018
A comprehensive overview of all of the Dutch features at Miami Art Week 2018