WARSAW: Bodo Kox creates a colorful and original story about two
brothers who welcome a mysterious woman into their lives.
In The Girl from the Wardrobe Jacek takes
care of his autistic brother Tomek. They have their own routine that
is broken when an elderly neighbor who looks after Tomek from time to
time is unable to help them. Jacek has to turn to a mysterious girl
who has just moved into their building. The autistic man strikes up an
unlikely friendship with the beautiful, neurotic woman. The leading roles are
played by Piotr Głowacki, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, and Magdalena Różańska making her film debut.
recognition as an original Polish indie filmmaker. He made his debut
with the off feature film Look-alike, which he directed and produced on his own in 2005. He is a directing student at the Polish
National Film School in Łódź (PWSFTviT) and a graduate of the Wajda School.
to make a film, that would have some value, saying something about an
important and serious issue but diluted with humor because I think
that having a sense of humor is the most important thing in life. I
prefer laughter to sadness, but I also like movies that force the
viewer to reflect," the director told FNE.
The film was produced by Documentary and Feature Film Production
Company (WFDiF) in co-production with CANAL+
. The shoot took place in Warsaw in
February and March 2012. The budget was 3,440,371
PLN (EUR 830,000). The film received production financing from
the Polish Film Institute. The distributor of the film
is Kino Świat informed FNE that the film was
seen by 14,000 viewers during its opening weekend
in Polish cinemas on 14 June 2013. International sales
are managed by WFDiF.
Director - Bodo Kox
Screenwriter - Bodo Kox
Director of Photography - Arkadiusz Tomiak
Music: Joanna Halszka Sokołowska, Filip Zawada
Designer: Andrzej Haliński
Editor: Milenia Fiedler
Producer: Włodzimierz Niderhaus
Production: WFDiF - Documentary and Feature Films Studios
, Piotr Głowacki
, Magdalena Różańska,
Documentary and Feature Film Production Company - WFDiF
tel - (+48) 22 841-1210