EN - Dirty God is a film about a young mother from London who must pick up the pieces after an acid attack leaves her with severe facial burns. Prior to the attack, with limited education and opportunities, Jade's main currency was her looks. Her face has been reconstructed, but her beauty is gone. Jade must set about rebuilding herself - and this is a gargantuan task. Cast adrift from her young daughter, Jade finds solace in the hidden world of online liaisons where she uncovers the passion and connection she's craved in an often humorous and celebratory way. However, the actions of a stranger threaten to turn her life upside down once more, and those around her are ill-equipped to halt her descent. As family life and friendships start to crumble, Jade takes drastic action, finally finding her path back to her daughter and herself. Dirty God is a powerful film about motherhood, courage and self-acceptance.

EN - Jade woont samen met haar 2-jarige dochter bij haar moeder in een arbeiderswijk in Londen. In de bloei van haar leven heeft een wraakactie van haar ex haar achtergelaten met blijvende littekens. Het bruisende nachtleven was voor Jade en haar vriendinnen een wekelijks hoogtepunt, maar tegenwoordig wordt ze in clubs geconfronteerd met starende blikken. Hierdoor wordt ze gedwongen een herdefinitie van schoonheid te vinden. Ondanks alle pijnlijke ervaringen laat Jade zich niet uit het veld slaan, en neemt ze het besluit om de weg naar zichzelf en haar dochter terug te vinden. Dirty God vertelt een verhaal over moed, moederschap en zelfacceptatie in het Londen anno nu.

Info

Title Dirty God
Original title Dirty God
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Genre Drama
Year 2019
World première / first public presentation 2019-01-22

Credits

Cast Vicky Knight, Katherine Kelly, Eliza Brady-Girard, Rebecca Stone, Bluey Robinson, Dana Marineci
Photography Ruben Impens
Editing Sander Vos
Sound Oliver Pattinama, Michelle Fingleton
Art director Sanne Schat
Costume Sara Hakkenberg, Tine Deseure
Makeup Morten Jacobsen, Rogier Samuels, Lindelotte van der Meer
Music Rutger Reinders

Technical specs

Running time film 105'
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Main producer Marleen Slot, Mike Eliiott
Main production company Viking Film, EMU Films
Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Netherlands Film Fund & Netherlands Production Incentive, BFI, Eurimages, BBC Films, Screen Ireland, Belgian Tax Shelter, CJM, Casa Kafka Pictures, Belfius, Abraham Tuschinski Fund
Production partners A Private View, Savage Productions
Tax shelter partners Casa Kafka Pictures

Festivals

2019: Sundance Film Festival (US); International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR (NL)

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Last edited by A Private View on 18 May 2019

Short info

Director Sacha Polak
Producers Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem, Dries Phlypo
Writers Sacha Polak
Contact

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