Original title: Maryjki
Director: Daria Woszek
Cast: Grażyna Misorowska, Helena Sujecka, Sylwester Piechura, Janusz Chabior
Country: Poland
Year of production: 2020
Length (min): 80
Language: Polish
Subtitles: Czech, English
Sales: Media Luna New Films
Section: Girls in Film
Sponsors: Polský institut v Praze

The heroine of this stylised black comedy is Mary, a lonely shop assistant from a small town. The life of a woman who devoted her body and soul to the Virgin Mary does not offer much excitement. That changes on her 50th birthday when she overdoses on the hormones she takes for menopause. After years of decline, her senses and imagination finally awaken, and she begins to discover her own body. Filled with estrogen and the wonders of everyday life, the film provocatively pokes fun at those who underestimate the power of female sexuality.

Daria Woszek

The Polish theatre and film director graduated from the Katowice Film School. After a couple of award-winning student films, Spowiedź (2009) and Fidelity (2011), she shot the half-hour comedy The Dogcatcher (2015). For her daring feature debut Marygoround, she received the Best Film Award at the Gijón Film Festival in Spain and three awards at Fantasia Festival in Montreal.

With support

Polský institut v Praze

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