The Girl from the Wardrobe / Dziewczyna z szafy (Poland, 2013)

directed by Bodo Kox, drama/comedy, 90 min, eng subtitles
written by Bodo Kox
with Magdalena Różańska, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Piotr Głowacki

The Girl from the Wardrobe was hailed by critics the best Polish debut, and most original production in years. The first professional production of the independent filmmaker Bodo Kox, the "icon of the Polish off scene" who has managed to keep the independent spirit while transitioning to mainstream cinema. The Girl from the Wardrobe treats difficult subjects with humor - on the verge of drama and comedy, humorous and melodramatic at the same time, Bodo Kox's new film cannot be easily classified.
The film relates a remarkable, unconventional story of the friendship of three young alienated people locked in their own worlds: Jacek - a womanizer working as a web developer, his introverted brother Tomek with savant syndrome, and Magda - eccentric anthropologist, distrustful of the world. One day, Jacek asks their mysterious neighbor to look after his brother. This unexpected encounter between Magda and Tomek will mark the beginning of an extraordinary relationship.

Awards:
Koszalin Debut Film Festival, 2012 (Best Actor, Young Jury Award, Journalist Award)
Prowincjonalia Festival 2013 (Main Audience Award, Audience Award for Best Pictures, Journalist Award)