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Brother Dog

Maria Zbąska
Psubrat
Poland 2013 / 30’

A wild Christmas story where 12-year-old Panabi lives in a Polish bloc house neighbourhood ruled by the local bully bandit Bocian (Stork) who has the prettiest girl. As misfortune would have it, Panabi’s brother falls in love with that girl. Meanwhile, Christmas is coming – a sure harbinger of catastrophe. The film is a loose adaptation of Etgar Keret’s story, Corby’s Girl.

Maria Zbąska

Graduate of Photography (2000) and Cinematography (2007) at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź. Between 1996 and 2005 news photographer for ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ and ‘National Geographic’. Cinematographer and director for short films, documentaries and commercials. Graduate of the Wajda School.

Selected filmography

2001 Bądź karocą (short)

2003 Biała róża (short)

2013 Psubrat / Brother Dog (short)

Cast & Crew

director Maria Zbąska
screenplay Maria Zbąska, Kazimierz Zbąski, based on a short story by Etgar Keret
cinematography Krzysztof Wiśniewski
editing Ireneusz Grzyb
sound Franciszek Kozłowski
cast Rafał Garnecki, Marek Kossakowski, Agnieszka Krukówna, Andrzej Chyra, Krzysztof Skonieczny, Mayu Gralińska Sakai
producer Jacek Bromski, Dariusz Gajewski, Ewa Jastrzębska, Katarzyna Ślesicka, Joanna Szymańska
production Studio Munka – SFP, Wajda Studio, TVP SA, Ucho Studio, Luks Film, Timecode
sales Wajda Studio
language Polish
colouration colour