FNE at Gdynia Film Festival: The Girl from the Wardrobe

    "The Girl from the Wardrobe", dir. Bodo Kox "The Girl from the Wardrobe", dir. Bodo Kox

    GDYNIA: Bodo Kox creates his own surreal outlook on what it means to be alone and enter relationships with The Girl from the Wardrobe, in which protagonist Jacek is taking care of his autistic brother Tomek. They have their own routine that is broken when an elderly neighbor who looks after Tomek from time to time is unable to help them. Jacek has to turn to a mysterious girl who just moved into their building. The autistic man strikes up an unlikely friendship with the beautiful, neurotic woman.


    Girl is a feature debut for Kox, who gained recognition as an original indie filmmaker. In 2005 he made Look-alike, which he directed and produced on his own. He is a directing student at the Polish National Film School in Łódź (PWSFTviT) and a graduate of the Rehearsal Studio feature film course at the Wajda School. "I wanted to make a film that would have some value," Kox told FNE, "saying something about an important and serious issue but diluted with humor because I think that having a sense of humor is the most important thing in life. I prefer laughter to sadness, but I also like movies that force the viewer to reflect."

    The leading roles are played by Piotr Głowacki and Wojciech Mecwaldowski who are joined by a debutant Magdalena Różańska. Girl was produced by Documentary and Feature Film Production Company (WFDiF,www.wfdif.com.pl) in co-production with CANAL + and shot in Warsaw in early 2012. The budget was 3,440,371 PLN (EUR 830,000) with support from the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl). The distributor  is Kino Świat who reported 14,000 viewers during its opening weekend on 14 June. It has now had over 82,000 viewers with international sales of the managed by WFDiF.

    Director: Bodo Kox
    Script: Bodo Kox
    DoP:Arkadiusz Tomiak
    Music: Filip Zawada, Joanna Sokołowska
    Production manager: Tadeusz Drewno
    Produced by: Documentary and Feature Film Production Company
    Producer: Włodzimierz Niderhaus
    Co-producer: Canal+
    Executive producer: Documentary and Feature Film Production Company
    Distributor: Kino Świat

    Wojciech Mecwaldowski
    Piotr Głowacki
    Magdalena Różańska
    Eryk Lubos
    Teresa Sawicka

    Production contact:
    Documentary and Feature Film Production Company - WFDiF
    Chełmska 21
    00-724 Warsaw
    tel - (+48) 22 841-1210
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