My Friend The Polish Girl

Moja polska dziewczyna

Original name: Moja polska dziewczyna
English name: My Friend The Polish Girl
Year: 2018
Run time: 87’
Language: English
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: United Kingdom, Poland
Director: Ewa Banaszkiewicz, Mateusz Dymek
Producer: Ewa Banaszkiewicz, Mateusz Dymek, Sebastian Petryk
Cast: Aneta Piotrowska, Emma Friedman- Cohen, Daniel Barry, Max Davis
Screenplay: Ewa Banaszkiewicz, Mateusz Dymek
Cinematographer: Michal Dymek
Editor: Mateusz Dymek
Sound Designer: Mateusz Adamczyk
Music Composer: Tara Creme
Costume Designer: Lina Motsiou
Production Designer: Jagoda Szymenska
Production Company: Warsaw Pact Films, P S Films
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  • Rotterdam IFF 2018
  • Edinburgh IFF 2018
  • New Horizons IFF 2018
  • Gdynia Polish Film Festival 2018
  • Polish Film Festival in America 2018

Selected Filmography:

  • Mateusz Dymek and Ewa Banaszkiewicz
  • In Land Full of Toys (short) 2005
  • BEASTS (short) 2015
  • My Friend the Polish Girl 2018

Director's Biography:

Ewa Banaszkiewicz met Mateusz Dymek at Polish National Film School in Łódź where both of them studied film direction. They started collaborating since then. Together, they have authored, and directed many plays, radio plays for BBC, and Polish Radio. Their works are edgy yet truthful, if psychologically disturbing portrayals of people trying to fit in. Their short films have gone to festivals like Clermont-Ferrand, BFI London, Telluride, to name few. My Friend, The Polish Girl (2018) is their feature debut.


“The Power and Control Over Intimacy”

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 kidfollowing 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.