Violetta is one of London’s wealthy elite, rich and beautiful but pathologically dissatisfied with life. When her mind starts to destroy her body, she finds help in Dr. Gunter Berezovsky, a brilliant blood specialist and cultured psychopath who treats the city’s super-rich. As they become closer, a disturbing game plays out between them; one that will show her the truth about herself, and the society she inhabits. What she learns will change her forever.

DIRECTOR: Monika K. Adler
CAST: Patrycja Płanik
GENRE: Drama, Psychological Horror, Thriller
SCREENPLAY: Monika K. Adler, Aeon Rose
IMDB: Sick Bacchus

Sick Bacchus movie Poster. A green parrot falling against a dark background. Sick Bacchus movie, Director: Monika K. Adler. Aeon Rose.


Monika K. Adler, Film Director, Sick Bacchus movie, Portrait



Monika K. Adler is an acclaimed photographer and debut film director based in London, The United Kingdom. Her photography, short films and videoworks have shown in hundreds of film festivals, video art screenings, contemporary art galleries and museums internationally. These have included: Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; The Houses of Parliament, London; Photo London, Somerset House, London; Gislaveds Konsthall, Sweden; The State Museum of Gulag, Moscow; West Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands; Façade Video Art Festival, Plovdiv; CICA Museum, South Korea; BBC 100 Women, London; Edinburgh International Festival; Ilmin Museum, Seoul; Sobering Gallery, Paris; Films On Art, Portugal; National Press Gallery Seoul, Korea; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK and The National Art Gallery Wozownia, Torun, Poland.

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Patrycja Płanik is an award-winning actress known for her spectacular debut in Andreas Horvath’s film, Lillian (2019), for which she received best female performance at the 27th Art Film Festival, Slovakia; Seymour Cassel Award for best actress at the 26th Oldenburg Film Festival, and Defiance Fuel Geraldine Page Award for Best Actress at the 14th Method Independent Film Festival. She is also a photographer, visual artist and filmmaker. She co-directed the film ‘Faggots’ (2021) which won twenty awards worldwide, including the German Independence Audacity Award at Oldenburg Film Festival.

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Sick Bacchus: Luxury and the death-drive, Monika K. Adler, 19 August 2023

“Capital is an abstract parasite, an insatiable vampire and zombie-maker; but the living flesh it converts into dead labor is ours, and the zombies it makes are us.” – Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism

Interview: Monika K. Alder, Tydzień Polski, London

Piotr Gulbicki, Tydzień Polski, UK Edition, 11 October 2019

Interview: Films and Sick Bacchus

Interview with Director Monika K. Adler, Authority Magazine, July 2019

Interview: ‘Wszystko czai sie w oczach’

Piotr Gulbicki, Tydzien Polski, March 2019

Harper’s BAZAAR: Inside 209 Women

Ellen Peirson-Hagger, Harper’s BAZAAR, Nov 28 2018

VOGUE Italia: PhotoVogue

Profile: Monika K. Alder, 2013 – 2018

The Female Artist as Naked Signifier

Film Critic Robert Smart, 2014

Selected Works

Monika K. Alder (2003 – 2013), 2013