4/2/2019
Credits
  • Director: Bodo Kox
  • Producer: Izabela Igel, Roman Jarosz
  • Screenwriters: Bodo Kox
  • Cast: Piotr Polak, Olga Bołądź, Sebastian Stanki Stankiewicz, Helena Norowicz
  • Cinematography: Dominik Danilczyk, Arkadiusz Tomiak
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An atmospheric Orwellian sci-fi drama set in both in the near future and the old Communist Poland, this dark and claustrophobic film is a fitting homage to the works of Andrei Tarkovsky - with a little Terry Gilliam lunacy thrown in for good measure! A man wakes up without any memory of his previous life and finds an old radio from the 1950s that triggers mysterious visions of another past life. As he tries to piece together his past identity, with the help of his beautiful but aloft boss, he runs afoul of a government willing to do anything to stop him. Mesmerizing and twisted love story, "The Man with the Magic Box" is a revelatory gem.
Reviews

“Polish sci-fi thriller The Man With Magic Box reverberates with myriad influences from Terry Gilliam and Steven Spielberg to Andrei Tarkovsky – it even manages to get an overt reference to 1997’s Men In Black during the opening moments. Set in a dystopian future, the film’s time travel plot will be of comforting familiarity to the genre crowd it is clearly aimed at.” – Screen Daily

 

Screenings
2017 - Busan International Film Festival
2017 - Imagine Film Festival (Amsterdam)
2017 - BIFFF - Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
2018 - Fantaspoa (Brazil)
2018 - Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival
2018 - Imagine Sci-Fi Film Festival (New York)
2017 - Warsaw International Film Festival
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Awards
2017 International Trieste Science-Fiction Festival - Asteroid Award
Gdynia Film Festival - Best Music
Bluebox Film Festival - Greenbox Award
Busan International Film Festival - Flash Forward Award
About the Director

Born in 1977. A director, scriptwriter, performer. He has completed Journalism at the University of Wroclaw and the “Studio Prob” at the Wajda’s School. He studied Directing at the Leon Schiller PWSFTViT in Lodz. Member of Polish Film Academy and European Film Academy. He is numbered among the most important and expressive authors of the Polish independent cinema, where he gained the nickname of “off icon” and brought numerous awards. “The Girl from the Wardrobe”, his professional cinema debut, a transition from “off” to “mainstream”, gained critics enthusiasm appreciation and many festival awards.

Credits
  • Director: Bodo Kox
  • Producer: Izabela Igel, Roman Jarosz
  • Screenwriters: Bodo Kox
  • Cast: Piotr Polak, Olga Bołądź, Sebastian Stanki Stankiewicz, Helena Norowicz
  • Cinematography: Dominik Danilczyk, Arkadiusz Tomiak
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