SYNOPSIS A hot summer. Maciej Kornet (47) and his beloved daughter Wiktoria (17) set out on another journey across Poland. They are up for a long series of tennis tournaments. The two are ... See full summary »
An abandoned paramour tracks her lover down to a distant lighthouse. When she finds her beyond hope she must find a way to save a child from the malignant spirit of her deceased father and the madness of her mother.
Alicja suffers from memory loss and has rebuilt her own free spirited way of life. Two years later, she returns to her former family to assume against her will her role as wife, mother and ... See full summary »
Set in the realities of post-war Poland, the film tells the story of mourning parents setting off on their last journey with their son, as seen from the point of view of their grandson Jan.... See full summary »
Jan Jakub Kolski
During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she'll have to fight for her rights and her ... See full summary »
Kaouther Ben Hania
Mariam Al Ferjani,
Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation in a detention center. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, he has no intention of giving up his dream and decides to minister a small-town parish.
Nina, a teacher in her mid-30s struggling to have a child, looks for a surrogate mother. It would seem that with her husband, she has found an ideal candidate, yet Nina falls for the woman who could have given birth to her child.
Summer of 1945. A temporary orphanage is established in an abandoned palace surrounded by forests for the eight children liberated from the Gross-Rosen camp. Hanka, also a former inmate, becomes their guardian. After the atrocities of the camp, the protagonists slowly begin to regain what is left of their childhood but the horror returns quickly. Camp Alsatians roam the forests around. Released by the SS earlier on, they have gone feral and are starving. Looking for food they besiege the palace. The children are terrified and their camp survival instinct is triggered.Written by
Opening in Gross-Rosen, a labour camp in south-west Poland
Opening in Gross-Rosen, a labour camp in south-west Poland, Adrian Panek's realist drama/allegorical fairytale sees eight children liberated by the Red Army in the final days of World War 2, only for the kids to face yet more terror when they're stashed in a crumbling mansion. Within the walls, things get a bit Lord Of The Flies as the kids jostle for position. Outside, in the forest, lurks the threat of a rapist Russian, hunkering Nazis, and a pack of feral dogs. The werewolf of the title is metaphorical, with the starving youths' bestial behaviour quickly established as they fight over a tin of dog food. Most of the pack are barely characterised as Panek's script focuses on one girl, Hanka (Sonia Mietielica), and two guys, Hanys (Nicolas Przygoda) and Wladek (Kamil Polnisiak). They form a love triangle, of sorts, but played dour and downbeat - so don't expect the Polish Twilight. Werewolf is, however, rather like an arthouse Cujo in its second half, only with several German shepherds throwing themselves at a building rather than one St. Bernard headbutting a Ford Pinto. It's tense in places, and certainly an interesting idea to transform the horrors of the Holocaust into literal monsters. But Werewolf, for much of its running time, lacks bite.
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