ScreenDaily is reporting that UK sales agent Independent Film Company will attempt to sell Sacha Polak’s Dirty God at the Cannes Marché du Film, which is taking place this week. The film is being produced by Dublin-based Savage Productions.
Alienated from her young daughter after an acid attack that leaves her facially disfigured Jade finds solace in hedonistic partying and anonymous internet sex.
Dirty God is co-written by Polak and Northern Irish writer Suzanne Farrell. Polak won the FIPRESCI Award at Berlin International Film Festival in 2013 for Hemel, as well as the CICAE Art Cinema Award in 2015 for Best Film for Zurich. The film is being produced by Marleen Slot of Viking Film, Mike Elliott of Emu Film, A Private View. and Savage Productions. It received support from the BFI Development Fund, the Netherlands Film Fund, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, and the Irish Film Board.