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EXCLUSIVE: Reel Suspects pinning its hopes on Reset at Cannes


- The French international sales agent will be kicking off pre-sales on Polish director Patricia Ryczko’s second feature film at the Marché du Film

EXCLUSIVE: Reel Suspects pinning its hopes on Reset at Cannes
Kasia Borek in Reset

A near future, a dystopian world shaped by the policies of an authoritarian government in the Eastern bloc, where a nightmare digital dictatorship reigns, with citizen passes dictating access to public services and individual freedoms: this is the set-up of Reset, a second feature film by Patricia Ryczko (acclaimed in 2019 for I am REN [+see also:
interview: Piotr Ryczko
film profile
) which is currently in post-production, on which French international sales agent Reel Suspects - directed by Matteo Lovadina - are kicking off pre-sales, and whose first images are set to be unveiled at the Marché du Film (running 14 – 22 May), unspooling within the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

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Written by the director herself (who is also a novelist and a very successful one in the UK and the USA thanks to the Scandinavian psychological thriller A Child Made to Order), the story revolves around 41-year-old housewife Sonja (Kasia Borek) who is devoted to the education of her 10-year-old daughter, Mia (Julia Polasczek). Sonja has hidden her civil union with 27-year-old Adela (Karolina Micula) from everyone, out of fear. One day, her citizen pass suddenly stops working, stripping away her freedoms. Unbeknownst to her, this glitch unveils the past she’d desperately tried to hide from the State in order to avoid persecution as a terrorist…

Reset is produced by Storygeist Film, with photography entrusted to Grzegorz Korczak, editing to Morten Rud, set design to Wojtek Pawlak, costumes to Ewa Klos and music to Jimmy Svennson.

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(Translated from French)

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