First look at Sacha Polak’s acid attack drama ‘Dirty God’

Director of ‘Zurich’ and ‘Hemel’ has street cast a survivor of a similar assault as her lead.Screen has an exclusive first look image from Dirty God, a drama about a young woman in South London rebuilding her life after an acid attack leaves her with severe facial burns.It is directed and co-written by Sacha Polak, who has previously won the Cicae Award and the Fipresci Prize at Berlin Film Festival for her features Zurich and Hemel respectively.

In what is Polak’s English language debut, she has cast newcomer Vicky Knight in the lead role; Knight has facial scarring as a burns survivor herself.The supporting cast has both established and rising names, including Katherine Kelly (The Night Manager, Mr Selfridge), Rebecca Stone (Prank Me), Bluey Robinson (EastEnders, Doctors), and Dana Marineci (Toni Erdmann, Scarred Hearts).The film comes at a time when acid attacks are significantly on the rise in the UK; a recent

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