During the 71st Film Festival in Cannes, fragments of the movie “Werewolf” were presented as part of “New Horizons’ Polish Days Goes to Cannes”.
“The Goes to Cannes” is a programme in which the biggest festivals are invited to present domestic films that do not yet have sales agents, distributors or a designated festival première to the foreign film industry.
The pre-release screening of the film by the Polish Film Institute will take place soon.
“Werewolf” – a film directed by Adrian Panek. The film takes place in the summer of 1945. For the eight children liberated from the Gross-Rosen camp, a provisional orphanage is created in an abandoned palace in the forest. A twenty-year-old girl named Hanka, who was also a prisoner, becomes their guardian.
After the horrors of the camp, the heroes slowly recover the remnants of their lost childhood, but the nightmare quickly returns to them. Camp wolfdogs are roaming around the surrounding woods. Released by the SS before the liberation of Gross-Rosen, these famished and feral animals surround the palace in search of food. The survival instinct acquired in the camp awakens in the terrified children.