Tag Archives: Stanislaw Brejdygant

Marek Piestrak – Wilczyca AKA The Wolf (1983)

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The most important horror movie to come out of Poland, Wilczya is also one of the greatest ever werewolf depictions. Superb gothic horror. Unfortunately this atmospheric flick is not well-known abroad.The action of Wilczyca takes place in Poland in the ninetieth century. Maryna dislikes her husband, a Polish patriot named Kacper. Before her death,she curses him. Her evil is transformed not only into a young countess Julia, but also into the wolf… Wilczyca is definitely a Polish horror classic that reminds me of Hammer productions.The film is loaded with traditional genre elements like tombs or silver bullets.The climax is surprisingly gory and the mood is quite sensual. Read More »

Uri Barbash – Spring 1941 (2007)

Successful doctor Artur Planck, his wife Clara and their two daughters are seeking shelter from the Nazis storming Poland. They find a safe house in the farm of Emilia, their local grocer who is all alone after her husband fought for his country and never returned. Amidst the horrors of the war that surrounds them, an impossible love triangle erupts as Emelia uncontrollably falls in love with Artur. Such a fragile arrangement is sustained by love – or is it just the will to survive? The answer to that question may not even be made known to those who make it out alive. Read More »