Unique: Magnus von Horn’s riveting, discomfiting mystery boasts a star-making flip for Magdalena Koleśnik, who slips into the position of a star stretched past her convenience zone.
Indisputably, there’s a funny story about endorphins right here, however Swedish filmmaker Magnus von Horn’s riveting, discomfiting mystery “Sweat” is wholly fed up in fast jokes and foolish digs. As an alternative, the 2020 Cannes variety digs deeply into the glittery, glossy, and reputedly shallow global of superstar health stars and influencer tradition to supply up an insightful have a look at the sector these days, past the sweat and spandex.
The movie premiered eventually 12 months’s digital Cannes Movie Pageant, the place IndieWire’s Eric Kohn praised it as a “taut and emotional personality find out about” and “essentially the most intense have a look at a social media-obsessed loner since ‘8th Grade.’” And if that nod to Bo Burnham’s aching drama in any respect prepares you for the honesty and depth of von Horn’s movie, imagine your self fortunate, as a result of “Sweat” has quite a lot of twists and turns to throw its target audience’s manner.
In line with the movie’s legitimate synopsis, “Loved health influencer Sylwia (Magdalena Koleśnik, in a star-making position) reputedly has it made: masses of hundreds of social media fans, endorsement offers, photograph spreads in magazines. However as she begins to percentage increasingly on-line, the emerging power from involved sponsors and more and more obsessive enthusiasts forces her to confront her private insecurities and the exhaustive calls for of her way of life.”
In his evaluate, Kohn wrote, “Swedish director Magnus von Horn’s Polish-language characteristic unearths its personality wrestling with the character of her reputation, till she’s compelled to confront the disconnect between her public and private lifestyles in brilliant element. A stunning determine who flourishes on sharing her good looks with the sector, Sylwia has boxed herself right into a superficial universe of her personal design.”
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