Werewolf

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    Werewolf

    Wilkołak

    Directed by

    Poland

    2018

    88 min

    • Polish

    Thriller

    On first glance, this is nothing else than a thriller with horror film elements. It is 1945. Children who have been liberated from a Nazi concentration camp are left at God’s mercy in an abandoned palace in a forest, without food and water. However, the true nightmare only starts when the building is besieged by hungry wild wolf dogs that were used to guard the camp. Sounds like a category B film, doesn’t it? But don’t be fooled!

    Awards

    • Audience Award, Ecumenical Jury Prize - Tallinn Black Nights FF
    • Orbit Award - Brussels IFF
    • Best Film - Fantaspoa IFFF
    • Youth Audience Award - Netia Off Camera

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Kamil Polnisiak
    Nicolas Przygoda
    Sonia Mietielica
    Danuta Stenka
    Screenplay
    Adrian Panek
    Cinematography
    Dominik Danilczyk
    Editing
    Jaroslaw Kaminski
    Production
    BALAPOLIS
    Sales
    MEDIA MOVE

    Press

    This grim fairy tale is original and gripping.

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Original and fresh (…) A reminder that genre films, such as horrors, can be graceful vessels for more profound content.

    Cineuropa

    Audacious and ambitious, a controversial subject is brilliantly realised in a film which reaches way beyond its generic origins.

    Gráinne Humphreys, Dublin IFF

    Adrian Panek

    Adrian Panek

    Poland

    Adrian Panek (b. 1975) studied Architecture at Wrocław University of Science and Technology. He is also a graduate of Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia and Wajda School. He directed many short films, including THE PASSION OF MARIAN (2006) and MY POOR HEAD (2009), and numerous music videos as well as commercials. In 2011 he made his feature debut DAAS with Andrzej Chyra, Mariusz Bonaszewski and Olgierd Łukaszewicz in the leading roles. The film was named the best polish first feature of 2011. THE WEREWOLF is his latest feature presented at Talinn.