Dirty God
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Dirty God

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18
Sat Jan 18 2:00 PM

Bellingen Memorial Hall
100 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 18+
104 Mins
January
Fri Jan 10

Sat Jan 18

In her English-language debut, Dutch writer-director Sacha Polak (Hemel, Zurich) takes a hard look at the gross discrepancy that underlies society’s perception of external beauty versus internal worthiness.

After a vicious acid attack leaves half her body covered in scars, Jade (spellbinding newcomer, Vicky Knight) must come to terms with the new life ahead of her: a life in which her young daughter refers to her as a “nice monster,” co-workers and strangers hurl nasty slurs her way, and physical intimacy seems to be a thing of the past. As an antidote, Jade revels in London’s pulsing, rhythmic club scene, where neon lights give a night’s respite from her scars. The lens of cinematographer Ruben Impens (Broken Circle Breakdown, Raw) deftly captures the nuances of Knight's performance, accentuated by the distinct music, style, and vibe of London youth culture.

In her first film role, Knight (a nurse, and herself a burns survivor) beautifully lays bare what it means to be an outsider in one’s own skin, ready to break out at any moment.

“Positively vibrating with barely suppressed pain, rage and injustice ... both a sharply observed character study and a damning indictment of our skin-deep Instagram culture.” - British Film Institute
January
Fri Jan 10

Sat Jan 18

Bellingen Memorial Hall

35 Hyde Street Bellingen, New South Wales, 2454