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Sweet Home Tennessee

Irene is ashamed of her status as a live-in domestic in a large Southern mansion. She is an immigrant from Poland: educated, irreverent but frail. She loves American music and dreams of swimming in a big blue pool.

To shield her just-arrived teenage daughter from her servile role, and provide a better life for her, Irene puts 15 year-old Agnieszka in the care Joe and Susan Gorski who have a nice house and an empty nest.

Things spiral out of control when Joe-consumed by obsession- tries to take legal possession of Agnieszka. At the same time, Agnieszka is vulnerable: suspecting her mother needs to give her away.

Desperate, Irene ends up kidnapping Agnieszka, bringing her to her employer’s mansion where her worst nightmare comes true – Agnieszka is turned into a titillating diversion for party guests when the host asks her to dive into the pool…

Mother-daughter, daughter-mother. Their identities merge as Irene tries to live her dream vicariously through her daughter, while Agnieszka is unknowingly stepping into the shoes of her increasingly untethered mother.


This project is in advanced development.

 Writer & Director: Joanna Jurewicz
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