03-03-2020

“Marygoround” by Daria Woszek will have its World Premiere at the SXSW South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin this March.

Marygoround - Daria Woszek

“Dark, sexy, eccentric, estrogen-fueled comedy about a Virgin Mary-obsessed 50-year-old woman who never had sex in her life.” That’s how Daria Woszek, the director and co-writer of the film is pitching it. 

Mary’s life isn't all that exciting. One day, plagued by the annoying symptoms of her menopause, she overdoses on the hormone patches her doctor prescribed to her. And when her vibrant and free-spirited niece Helena decides to crash at her house, Mary’s senses and imagination suddenly come alive. The two women are not only forced to redefine their relationship but also break free once and for all.

It is a story of a woman reclaiming her own body — as well as a moving tale of fantasy and reality clashing in a world that ignores the power of women.

The film has been developed during Less is More – LIM, the program launched by Le Group Ouest. It also has been presented at Works in Progress section at Hong Kong Asian Film Financing Forum in 2019, where it won the HASF Goes To Cannes Award. It has also been selected to the Coming Soon section at Meeting Point Vilnius 2019. It is a Polish production by Jutrzenka Studio in a co-production with TVP, All Muses, Super Krak, Krakow Festival Office, co-financed by Polish Film Institute. Media Luna New Films manages the worldwide sales.

The festival premiere will be held on March 14th. More info on the Festival official website.