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Poland, Netherlands, Germany | 2018 | DCP | Color | 88 min | Adrian Panek

THURSDAY 3 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 16:00 HRS | 88 MIN
MONDAY 7 | CINEMEX REFORMA CASA DE ARTE SALA 1 | 21:30 HRS | 88 MIN

Director: Adrian Panek
Screenplay: Adrian Panek
Producer: Magdalena Kaminska, Agata Szymanska
Cinematography: Dominik Danilczyk
Editing: Aroslaw Kaminsk
Sound: Wart Wamsteker, Peter Flamman
Music: Antoni Komasa Łazarkiewicz
Production Company: Balapolis, Twenty Twenty Vision, House of Netherhorror, Telewizja Polska – Agencja Filmowa
Cast: Nicolas Przygoda, Kamil Polnisiak, Sonia Mietielica, Jakub Syska, Helena Mazur, Krzysztof Durski, Maksymilian Balcerowski, Julia Ślusarczyk, Matylda Ignasiak, Danuta Stenka, Oleh Shcherbyna, Eugeniusz Malinowski, Werner Daehn, Radosław Chrześciański, Wojciech Namiotko 

Synopsis
Summer, 1945. Eight children from Gross Rosen concentration camp find a provisional hiding place in an abandoned orphanage nearby, lost among forests. It seems that after the horrors of the war feral children may come back to normal life. All of a sudden idyllic atmosphere of peace and quietness is interrupted. The nightmare returns. In the surrounding forests wolfhounds are circling. The dogs were released by SS officers before the liberation of Gross Rosen camp. Wolfhounds – taught and used to kill prisoners – surrounded young heroes in the orphanage. All the attempts of escaping the place are failing. Children without any food and water turn into madness and wilderness once again. But the real danger lurks inside the palace

Biography
Adrian Panek was born in 1975. He 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.

Festivals

2018: Fantastic Fest Austin, Usa (World Premiere)
Gdynia Film Festival, Poland: Competition
Polish Film Festival Chicago, Usa
Tallinn / International Competition (European Premiere)
2019: Jewish Ff Miami, Usa
Fantasporto, Portugal / Critic’s Week Cleveland Iff, Usa
Glasgow Iff, Scotland
Dublin Iff, Ireland
Boston Underground, Usa
Febiofest, Slovakia / Midnight Screenings
Brussels Iff Of Fantasy, Fantastic, Thriller, Si-fi, Belgium / Orbit Competition + Critic’s Selection
Festival Of Tolerance Jff Zagreb, Croatia / Opening Film
Imagine Ff, Netherlands
Fajr Iff, Iran / International Competition
Polish Film Festival, Nyc, Usa
Neisse Film Festival, Germany: Competition
Horrorant Film Festival “Fright Nights”, Greece
Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival Of Porto Alegre, Brasil
Fanta Festival, Rome
Al Este Ff, Peru
Bucheon Int. Fantastic Film Festival, Sth. Korea
Shanghai Iff, China
Grossman Fantastic Film And Wine Festival, Slovenia
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival, Switzerland
Carl International Film Festival Sweden
Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia&Hercegovina
Full Moon Horror And Fantasy Film Festival In Biertan, Romania