European art films usually don't try to be subtle and hide the ugly side of reality. Show all, tell all, that is the policy. And don't expect a happy ending in most of them, when you start watching one you can be damn sure the main protagonist will end up dead or worse.
So here is new Slovenian film, titled simply Slovenka, aka Slovenian Girl, that will be shown at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. The trailer appeared some time ago, but only recently it was updated with English subtitles.
Alexandra is a 23-year-old student of English language. She comes from a small town. Her parents are divorced. No one knows that Alexandra runs personal ads under the nickname, “The Slovenian Girl” and that prostitution is her secret source of income. She’s very good at manipulating people, is an accomplished liar and a bit of a thief, and hates her mother. The only person she cares about is her father, a faded rocker. Alexandra has plans for her life, but life is not as easy as she has expected.
Yep, sounds like another harsh reality trip, but it actually looks quite interesting.