Magdalena wears her Corona mask, sometimes red, sometimes black, sometimes with a smiley on it, like a protective shield. Life hasn’t always been kind to her. The young woman is dependent on her mother Justyna, who has to take care of her little daughter after Magdalena's nocturnal party excursions. Magdalena dreams of a great club career, of better opportunities in Berlin, and yet her traumatic past keeps catching up with her. And she is constantly exploited since she refuses to speak. Her love affair with the club operator Julia is similarly ill-omened. Filip Gieldon's coming-of-age drama, captured throughout from Magdalena's perspective, narrates a touchingly intimate tale of a constant struggle against almost insurmountable obstacles. His debut film is an impressive portrait of a driven woman who yearns to determine her own fate.
Text: Kira Taszman
English: Peter Rickerby
Kammerbühne: original version with English subtitles + German simultaneous translation
MARTA KONDEJ, MARCIN SUCHARSKI
KRZYSZTOF MAKOWSKI, JUSTYNA PODLECKA - TELEWIZJA POLSKA S.A.
Filip Gieldon - Born in 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden. Moved to Poland at the age of 26 to study directing at the famous Polish National Film School in Lodz. Having lived, studied and
worked in Sweden, Poland and the U.K., he has gained a wide and varied interest in film, theatre, literature and history, which he seeks to combine in his own works on the theatre stage and on the silver screen. He prefers to attack contemporary issues and social problems, be it on stage, behind the camera or by engaging himself through documentary projects.