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Irish Co-Production 'Dirty God' Acquired by UK Distributor Modern Films
14 Dec 2018 : Nathan Griffin
Vicky Knight in Dirty God.
The UK Distribution rights for Sacha Polak’s Irish co-production have been acquired by London-based Modern Films according to reports in ScreenDaily.

This follows the recent news that the film will open the International film festival Rotterdam in the New Year and is also one of five Irish productions premiering at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival 2019.

Starring a strong female cast of Vicky Knight, Katherine Kelly and Rebecca Stone, ‘Dirty God’ is produced by John Keville and Conor Barry of Savage Productions, Marleen Slot of Viking Films and Mike Elliott of Emu Films. The film is co-written by Northern Irish writer Susanne Farrell and FIPRESCI Award winner Sacha Polak. Polak received the accolade at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival for ‘Hemel’ and also picked up Best Film at the CICAE Art Cinema Award for ‘Zurich’ in 2015.

A powerful film about motherhood, courage and self-acceptance, ‘Dirty God’ follows Jade, a young mother recovering from an acid attack that has left her with severe facial burns. Her face has been reconstructed, but her beauty is gone. Distanced from her daughter, Jade finds solace in the hidden world of online liaisons where she uncovers the passion and connection she’s craved. But when her life is turned upside down once more, those around can do little to halt her descent. As her family life and friendships start to crumble, Jade takes drastic action, finally finding the path back to her daughter and herself.

The film is supported by Screen Ireland, the BFI Development Fund, the Netherlands Film Fund and Flanders Audiovisual Fund.

The deal was brokered by UK sales agent Independent Film Company, who have previously sold the French rights to The Joker and Benelux to Cinéart.




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