My Friend the Polish Girl


Roxie Theatre Sat, Feb 2, 2019 7:15 PM
Roxie Theatre Tue, Feb 5, 2019 9:15 PM
Film Info
Director:E. Banaszkiewicz
Mateusz Dymek
Film Category:Narrative
Running Time:87 min
Year of Release:2018
Premiere:US Premiere


My Friend the Polish Girl borrows from cinema verite and video bloggers to create a rare naturalism in style and performance. The fiction film watches as an experimental documentary told through the eyes (and lens) of amateur filmmaker Katie, an American rich kid following Alicja, 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. -JR