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Synopsis

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!

Under the cover of an impressive genre film, a psychological story with beautiful undercurrents unfolds – a story about overcoming the victim complex which still runs in the blood of various nations that have been victims of the Holocaust and the deportations. These children here, who have been robbed of everything and of whom quite a few have been infected by the evil they have suffered, find their humanity, throw away their victim’s mentality together with their camp uniform and head into the future, heads high.

Werewolf won the Best Director and the Best Music awards at the Polish National Film Festival. The dogs did not receive any awards. Which is unfair. We hope they were at least given tasty bones for their impressive role performances.

Tiit Tuumalu

Director
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. 

Filmography
  • Daas (2011)
  • Wilkolak (Werewolf, 2018)
Thu, 22.11.2018
9:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall Scape
070102
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 070102
Movie guests
Producer Agata Szymańska, Director  Adrian Panek, Producer  Magdalena Kaminska, Cast  Sonia Mietelica, Crew  Jarosław Kamiński
Fri, 23.11.2018
9:30 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
081801
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 081801
Fri, 30.11.2018
10:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 10
150808
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 150808
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Country: Poland
Year: 2018
Duration: 88 minutes
Language: Polish
Director: Adrian Panek
Producers: Magdalena Kaminska, Agata Szymanska
Writer: Adrian Panek
DOP: Dominik Danilczyk
Montage: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Cast:  Kamil Polnisiak, Nicolas Przygoda, Sonia Mietielica, Danuta Stenka
Production: Balapolis
Synopsis

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!

Under the cover of an impressive genre film, a psychological story with beautiful undercurrents unfolds – a story about overcoming the victim complex which still runs in the blood of various nations that have been victims of the Holocaust and the deportations. These children here, who have been robbed of everything and of whom quite a few have been infected by the evil they have suffered, find their humanity, throw away their victim’s mentality together with their camp uniform and head into the future, heads high.

Werewolf won the Best Director and the Best Music awards at the Polish National Film Festival. The dogs did not receive any awards. Which is unfair. We hope they were at least given tasty bones for their impressive role performances.

Tiit Tuumalu

Director
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. 

Filmography
  • Daas (2011)
  • Wilkolak (Werewolf, 2018)