EXCLUSIVE: Here’s first footage of Sundance and Rotterdam-bound drama Dirty God, about a mother dealing with the effects of an acid attack.

Writer-director Sacha Polak’s (Hemel) European co-production follows Jade, a young mother in the prime of her life who suffers an acid attack which leaves her severely burned. Descending a self-destructive path with relationships crumbling, she must take drastic action to reclaim her life. XYZ Films and Independent handle U.S. sales; Independent handles international.

The English-language film, which is co-written with Susanne Farrell, will open the Rotterdam Film Festival tomorrow before playing in Sundance’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition. Cast includes Vicky Knight, Katherine Kelly, Eliza Brady-Girard, Rebecca Stone, Bluey Robinson, Dana Marienci. Producers are Marleen Slot (Zurich) and Michael Elliott (Jawbone).