Archive of films Panic Attack / Atak paniki
2017, 100 min
Section: Official Selection - Competition
In his blackly humorous debut, talented director Paweł Maślona has submitted a consummate answer to the question whether or not a panic attack can be translated into film language. Dramatic moments in the lives of several unfortunates living in contemporary Warsaw are here presented with refreshing playfulness and a singular knack for mixing the tragic and the comic.
A married couple returning from an exotic vacation, a seductive redhead concealing her bizarre job, a bride in an advanced state of pregnancy, a young man obsessed with a computer game, and his mother, who has a similar relationship to domesticated pets. Six stories about ordinary people in extreme situations – reminiscent in some cases of a bad dream, in others of a well-executed practical joke. Talented debut director Paweł Maślona explores dramatic moments in the lives of several schlimazels and unfortunates with refreshing playfulness and a singular knack for mixing the tragic and the comic. With a tempo that can’t help but enchant, his scathing satire submits a consummate answer to the question whether or not a panic attack can be successfully transferred to the screen.
About the film
|Section:||Official Selection - Competition|
|Screenplay:||Paweł Maślona, Aleksandra Pisula, Bartłomiej Kotschedoff|
|Dir. of Photography:||Cezary Stolecki|
|Art Director:||Elwira Pluta|
|Cast:||Artur Żmijewski, Dorota Segda, Nicolas Bro, Magdalena Popławska, Aleksandra Pisula|
|Sales:||New Europe Film Sales|
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