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Satan Said Dance (Szatan kazał tańczyć)
A film by Kasia Rosłaniec


Satan Said Dance is an Instagram film in times of the selfie. A kaleidoscope of moments from life of Karolina - a scandalous writer obsessed with parties, drugs, sexuality and complex relationships, on her way to self-destruction…



Karolina, 27, has three boyfriends, a sister who wants to be like her, and is emotionally tied to her parents. Yet her story is about egotism and loneliness. About how easy it is to focus on one’s own ego and why egotists have such a need to see their reflection in the eyes of others? Is it a mistake todemand more freedom and strive for independence, when in fact we have too much freedom, and what we really need is a feeling of belonging?




Poland – Netherlands, 2016



written and directed by Kasia Rosłaniec
photography Virginie Surdej
art design Lieke Scholman
sound Jan Schermer
editing Stefan Stabenow
casting Marek Palka
costumes Kasia Rosłaniec
make-up Robert Stouthamer
producers Piotr Kobus, Agnieszka Drewno



Magdalena Berus (Karolina)
Łukasz Simlat (Marcin)
Tygo Gernandt (Leon)
Hanna Koczewska (Matylda)
Danuta Stenka (Karolina’s Mum)
Jacek Poniedziałek (Karolina’s Dad)
Marta Nieradkiewicz (Jagoda)
Tomek Tyndyk (Dexter)
John Porter (Neil)



produced by Mañana
co-produced by OAK Motion Pictures
co-producers Charlotte Scott-Wilson & Trent
co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Netherlands Film Fund
distributed in Poland by Kino Świat



Foto: Paweł Tkaczyk, © Mañana


2017 OfficialSelection 







KASIA ROSŁANIEC (Poland, 1980)


Graduated from the Warsaw Film School in 2006, then attended The Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in 2008.


In 2008 she wrote and directed her feature length debut „Mall Girls“ for which she has received numerous awards at international festivals. The film was No. 1 Box Office hit for three weeks and ultimately made 580,000 admissions, reaching the fifth position at the Box Office in Poland in 2009.


In 2010 Kasia started working on „Baby Blues“ which had the world premiere in 2012 during Toronto International Film Festival. In 2013 „Baby Blues“ was officially selected for 63. Berlin International Film Festival and won CRYSTAL BEAR for the Best Film and SPECIAL MENTION from International Jury in Generation Section. Professional Jury wrote – “We celebrate a fantastic, strong cinematic voice that confronts harsh realities with unexpected humor and style. Your strong imagery, compelling characters and a hard-hitting narrative captivated us.” „Baby Blues“ made 430,000 admissions, reaching the third position at the Box Office in Poland.


In fall 2014 Kasia shot her third feature film “Satan Said Dance”, which is produced by Mañana Ltd.


Sex, drugs and motherhood in contemporary Poland. Katarzyna Roslanlec's prize-winning teen drama is reminiscent of vintage Pedro Almodovar. Baby Blues is a ravishing sensory experience.
Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

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