Dirty God is a film about a young mother from London who must pick up the pieces after an acid attack leaves her with severe facial burns. Her face has been reconstructed, but her beauty is gone. Jade must set about rebuilding herself - and this is a gargantuan task.
Dirty God is a portrait of a woman with incredible resilience. Jade is no passive victim; she makes her own choices - good or bad - and deals with the consequences. Polak’s first English-language feature is controlled and subtle, without the director surrendering any of her typical intensity. Newcomer Vicky Knight, who was badly burned as a child, is a genuine revelation in a powerful lead performance.
WALTHAMSTOW ONLY - Friday 7th June 8pm - Exclusive screening including Q&A with actor Vicky Knight.