FNE at Gdynia Film Festival 2018: Werewolf

Werewolf by Adrian Panek Werewolf by Adrian Panek

GDYNIA: Adrian Panek will present his new drama, the Polish/Dutch/German coproduction Werewolf, in the Main Competition of the 43rd Gdynia Film Festival, running from 17 to 22 September 2018.

The story written by Adrian Panek is set in 1945 and follows eight children freed from the Gross-Rosen concentration camp. A small orphanage, run by a 20-year-old fellow camp survivor Hanka, is set up for them in the middle of the forest. The kids try to regain what is left from their childhood, when the nightmare comes back in the form of wild wolf dogs that were used to guard them in the camp.

The cast of international actors includes Danuta Stenka, Sonia Mietelica, Nicolas Przygoda and Werner Daehn.

The film was produced by Agata Szymańska and Magdalena Kamińska through Balapolis in coproduction with the Dutch company House of Netherhorror, Germany’s Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion, Rosco Polska and TVP. The budget is 1.1 m EUR / 5 m PLN, of which 469,444 EUR / 2 m PLN is a production grant from the Polish Film Institute. The Netherlands Film Fund also supported the film. Shooting took place between July and November 2017 on location in the Góry Stołowe National Park, the Bułowice Palace and at the Molke Museum.

"This is a story about how evil can become contagious. It is a story about people who were treated like animals and who are struggling now to return to their human form", Adrian Panek told FNE.

The date of premiere and local distributor have not been announced yet.

Production Information:
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Director: Adrian Panek
Screenwriter: Adrian Panek
DoP: Dominik Danilczyk
Music: Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
Cast: Danuta Stenka, Sonia Mietielica, Nicolas Przygoda, Werner Daehn