PANIC ATTACK / Atak paniki
5pm, Sunday, 21st October, Classic Cinema 3, Elsternwick
2017 / Poland / 100 min / In Polish with English subtitles
Directed by: Paweł Maślona
Written by: Paweł Maślona, Aleksandra Pisula, Bartłomiej Kotschedoff
Director of Photography: Cezary Stolecki
Cast: Artur Żmijewski, Dorota Segda, Nicolas Bro, Magdalena Popławska, Aleksandra Pisula
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 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.