Panic Attack (Atak Paniki)


Directed by: Paweł Maślona

Written by: Paweł Maślona, Aleksandra Pisula, Bartłomiej Kotschedoff

Cinematography: Cezary Stolecki

Cast: Dorota Segda, Artur Żmijewski, Nicolas Bro, Magdalena Popławska, Grzegorz Damięcki, Julia Wyszyńska, Aleksandra Pisula, Bartłomiej Kotschedoff, Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik, Daniel Guzdek


Koszalinski Festiwal Debiutow Filmowych Mlodzi i Film 2018: Best Director; Best Debut Actor (Bartlomej Kotschedoff; Best Music Radzimir Debski; Journalst Award for Feature film

Polish Film Festival Golden Lion Best Film 2017 for Best Supporting Actress (Magdalena Poplawska)

Transatalantyk Festival 2018 for Best Polish Young Composer (Radzimir Debski)

A black-humorous feature debut, weaving together six interrelated stories about ordinary people put in extreme situations all experiencing a sudden onset of social anxiety, a panic attack. Bringing together situational humour combined with agonising awkwardness, Panic Attack is a satire on first world problems in our urban environments light-heartedly mixing the tragic and the comic.


Country: Poland

Running Time: 1:40

Polish with English subtitles



Rating: R16 Drug use, suicide, sex scenes & offensive language


Paweł Maślona

(b. 6 Feb 1983)

Paweł graduated from Katowice Film School where his thesis film Magma won the first prize at the Palm Springs Short Fest, as well as the main award in the Young Cinema Competition at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. He won the Best Director award at the Shanghai International Film Festival for his earlier film Eclipse and The Young Talent Award at The International Festival of Film Schools in Munich for For Madmen Only. Paweł is also a co-writer of the acclaimed Demon by Marcin Wrona.