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!
- Audience Award, Ecumenical Jury Prize - Tallinn Black Nights FF
- Orbit Award - Brussels IFF
- Best Film - Fantaspoa IFFF
- Youth Audience Award - Netia Off Camera
- Kamil Polnisiak
- Nicolas Przygoda
- Sonia Mietielica
- Danuta Stenka
- Adrian Panek
- Dominik Danilczyk
- Jaroslaw Kaminski
- MEDIA MOVE
This grim fairy tale is original and gripping.
Original and fresh (…) A reminder that genre films, such as horrors, can be graceful vessels for more profound content.
Audacious and ambitious, a controversial subject is brilliantly realised in a film which reaches way beyond its generic origins.
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.