Summer, 1945. Eight children from Gross Rosen concentration camp find a provisional hiding place in a nearby abandoned orphanage, hidden deep within the forest. After escaping the horrors of war, these feral children strive to return to a normal life, but suddenly, their idyllic, peaceful quietness is interrupted. Encroaching from all sides within the forest, wolfhounds are circling. Released by SS officers before the liberation of Gross Rosen, these bloodthirsty hounds – taught to brutalize and kill prisoners with extreme precision – surround the orphanage. As their attempts to escape fail, these starving, thirsty children are driven mad – and back into the wilderness – but the true danger lurks inside the ramshackle palace they now call home.

About movie

  • Written and directed by
    Adrian Panek
  • Cinematography
    Dominik Danilczyk
  • Editor
    Jarosław Kamiński
  • Music
    Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
  • Make up
    Dariusz Krysiak
  • Costume Design
    Małgorzata Karpiuk
  • Art Direction
    Anna Wunderlich
  • Produced by
    Magdalena Kamińska, Agata Szymańska / Balapolis
  • Production
    Poland / The Netherlands / Germany
  • Year
  • Running Time
    88 min.


43. Gdynia Film Festival
(Polih Premiere, Official Selection)

Fantastic Fest 2018 in Austin, Teksas
(World Premiere, Feature Film Section)

22. POFF Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn
(European Premiere, Main Competition)


MFFK Febiofest, Bratislava
Cleveland International Film Festival
Polish Film Festival, Chicago
Jewish Film Festival, Miami
Fantasporto, Portugal
Glasgow International Film Festival, Scotland
Dublin International Film Festival, Irland
Boston Underground, USA
Brussels IFF of Fantasy Fantastic, Thriller, Science Fiction Films, Belgium
Festival of Tolerance, Zagreb
Imagine Film Festival, The Netherlands
Fajr International Film Festival, Iran
Polish Film Festival, New York
Neisse Film Festival, Germany
Horrorant Film Festival “Fright Nights”, Greece
Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre, Brasil
Fanta Festival, Rome
Al Este Film Festival, Peru
Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, South Korea
Shanghai International Film Festival, China
Grossman Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, Slovenia
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival, Switzerland
Carl International Film Festival, Sweden
Full Moon Horror and Fantasy Film Festival in Biertan, Romania
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival, Sweden


43. Gdynia Film Festival
Best Directing, Best Music

22. POFF Black Nights Film Festiwal in Tallinn
Audience Award, Ecumenical Jury Prize

12. Netia Off Camera
Young Audience Award

37. Brussels Internation Festival of Fantasy Fantastic, Thriller and Science Fiction Films
Orbit Award

6. Horrorant Film Festival ‘Fright Nights’
Best Director Award

Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival
Best Film Award

Polish Film Festival
Discovering Eye Award for Young Filmmakers

Fanta Festival
Best Picture Award