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Nominatie Grand Jury Prize (Sundance Film Festival)
wo 26 jun
Language: English | Subs: Dutch
“Intimate portrait of a feisty young woman” “Jade is an indomitable force of nature”Jade (Vicky Knight) lives in a working-class area in London with her mother and her 2-year-old daughter. She was a young woman in the prime of her life when an acid attack by her vengeful ex left her with permanent scars on her face. But she is determined to reclaim her life. For Jade and her friends, enjoying London’s vibrant nightlife was the highlight of their week, but now she just gets stared at in clubs. This forces her to redefine what beauty is. Despite all her painful experiences, Jade is undaunted and decides to find her way back to herself and her daughter. Dirty God, the English-language debut of Dutch director Sacha Polak, is a film about motherhood, courage and self-acceptance in modern-day London. Newcomer Vicky Knight, herself a burns victim, plays Jade in an explosive performance that combines zest for life, rage and vulnerability. ,The believable characters and Polak’s assured direction result in a very convincing story that is surprisingly optimistic. Dirty God feels like an ode to human resilience.