Sacha Polak

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Sacha Polak (born 1982) is a Dutch film director.


In 2012 Polak's feature film debut Hemel played at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Additionally her short Brother and her step-mother Meral Uslu's film on which she was a script supervisor, all played at the festival as well.[1]

In 2015 Polak's second film Zurich played at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

That same year Polak announced that she would make her English language debut with Vita & Virginia about the love-affair between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West starring Romola Garai as Sackville-West [3] She later dropped out of the film and was replaced by Chanya Button.

Polak's next feature film was the movie Dirty God about a woman who sustained facial burns after an acid attack.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Polak's mother died of breast cancer 11 months after she was born.[5]

Director Meral Uslu is her step-mother.



  1. ^ "Return to Berlin: interview with director Sacha Polak". Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  2. ^ Lodge, Guy. "Film Review: 'Zurich'". Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  3. ^ Macnab, Geoffrey. "Polak reveals Vita and Virginia details". Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  4. ^ Dalton, Ben. "First look at Sacha Polak's acid attack drama 'Dirty God' (exclusive)". Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  5. ^ "VIFF 2014 Review: New Boobs". Retrieved 15 June 2015.

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