Barbara Bialowas, Director Of Controversial Polish Netflix Hit ‘365 Days’, Boards Romance Novel Adaptation ‘Enthrall’

Barbara Bialowas, Director Of Controversial Polish Netflix Hit ‘365 Days’, Boards Romance Novel Adaptation ‘Enthrall’
Exclusive: The co-director of controversial Polish movie 365 Days, Barbara Bialowas, has been attached to direct an adaptation of the first novel in Vanessa Fewings’ romance series The Enthrall Sessions.

365 Days was a major talking point after its Netflix release this summer, sitting in the streamer’s top 10 chart after its release in numerous international territories. Prior to its streaming bow it had also been a box office hit in Poland, grossing $9M.

The controversy emerged from its subject matter. Billed as an erotic drama, the story follows a young Polish woman imprisoned by a Sicilian gangster who gives her one year to fall in love with him. It received criticism for its depiction of imprisonment and sex crimes. The singer Duffy wrote in an open letter to Netflix chief Reed Hastings that the film “glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape”. A petition to remove
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