S

A raw and uncompromising drama about an Eastern European sex worker in the UK and her pimp. A politically and socially conscious account of one of the most disturbing and worrying phenomena in 21st-century Europe, it concentrates on two individuals and their intense, soul-killing and violent relationship against the backdrop of sex trafficking, prostitution and poverty. 

S is comprised of several, loosely connected scenes from the couple’s life. Jana prostitutes herself because she hopes she will be able to save up enough money to get her little daughter out of the foster home one day. However, almost all the money she makes selling herself on the streets goes to support Stan’s gambling passion.

19 min, Drama

Colour, VHS

2014

United Kingdom/Hungary

Perseverance Films

Cast-Sonja Zobel & Cameron Robertson

Director's Statement

Awards

  • Audience Award & Special Jury Mention (Lab Competition) Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2015 (Clermont-Ferrand, France)

 

In Competition

  • Art Film Festival 2015 (Trenčianske, Teplice and Trenčín, Slovakia)

  • Regard sur le court International Short Film Festival 2015 (Québec, Canada)

  • Valletta Film Festival 2015 (Valletta, Malta)

  • Filmcaravan Imperia International Travelling Shorts Festival 2015 (in the cities of Vasia, Cervo, Diano Castello, Cipressa, Imperia and Dolcedo in Liguria, Italy)

  • São Paulo International Short Film Festival 2015

  • Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2015 (Bristol, UK)

  • Off Courts Trouville International Short Film Festival 2015 (Trouville-sur-Mer, France)

  • 26th Ljubljana International Film Festival 2015 

  • 25th Message to Man International Film Festival, Saint-Petersburg 2015 (International Competition) 

  • 18th Mecal, Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival 2016
     

Screened

  • TABAKALERA-International Contemporary Culture Centre 2015 (San Sebastian, Spain)

  • Le Forum des Images 2015 (Paris, France)

  • KASK-School of Arts 2015 (Ghent, Belgium)

  • BUSHO (Budapest Short Film Festival) 2015

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