Bellissima

Film
Maria is a 14-year-old ballet student whose figure and good looks have encouraged her hairdresser mother, a chain-smoking nightmare in a Dolly Parton frightwig, to push her into an unwanted career as an under-age model. Writer/director Urbanski skilfully negotiates the eventual role reversal, as mom falls pregnant, and Maria rebels in a runaway spree of sexual and other initiations. He keeps it all lively, with fresh hand-held perspectives, a good feel for the tacky mileu and, importantly, an open, almost mischievously non-judgmental attitude to his characters.

By: WH

Release details

Duration: 69 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Artur Urbanski, Xawery Zulawski
Screenwriter: Artur Urbanski
Cast: Maria Goralczyk
Ewa Kasprzyk
Pawel Wilczak
Maria Morin-Kielar
Andrzej Czulowski
Katarzyna Bargielowska
Lukasz Garlicki
Bernard Hanaoka
Hanna Kosiewicz
Lech Danilowicz

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