Film Archive

Guilt

Animated Film
Poland
2019
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Agata Golańska
Marcjanna Urbańska
Ewa Kędzierska
Marcjanna Urbańska
Marcjanna Urbańska, Ewa Sztefka
Marcjanna Urbańska
Adam Krzyżanowski
Can a daughter’s love stay innocent and unconditional when alcohol addiction drives incalculable cracks into the feeling of security once known? Here, a child wants to give everything to stay connected to her mother in love. But Mom struggles with depression. The fragile family network tips over. Marcjanna Urbańska finds symbols for the disturbing metamorphoses this girl is forced to deal with. Her images for the tenderness and fragility of family ties get under one’s skin.

Nadja Rademacher

Last Supper

Animated Film
Poland
2019
13 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak
Piotr Dumała
Sebastian Ładyżyński
Paweł Dębski, Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak
Paweł Dębski, Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak
Piotr Dumała
Piotr Dumała
Jacek Hamela
A train driving through the darkness. Pylons and time fly by its windows. In a large compartment, Jesus prophesies his imminent betrayal at the Last Supper. Piotr Dumała choreographs the disciples’ reactions to the rhythm of a string quartet. A dance performance of excited astonishment and helpless agitation is expressed in thrilling repetitions and variations. At the lonely end an open window. The plan of salvation is in the world.

André Eckardt

Portrait of Suzanne

Animated Film
France,
Germany,
Poland
2019
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Christine Haupt, Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Izabela Plucińska, Robert Kern, Paulina Ratajczak
Izabela Plucińska
Pascal Comelade, Arfaaz Kagalwala
Izabela Plucińska
Izabela Plucińska, Nora Bertone
Izabela Plucińska, Robert Kuzniewski
Izabela Plucińska, Yann Goodfaith
A corpulent hotel guest is consumed with longing for his former love, Suzanne. And with hunger. Searching for food in a strange city he has communication problems and instead of a meal only gets new shoes – far too tight and life-threatening. The whole situation sparks up. Izabela Plucińska uses clay to transform a short story by Roland Topor into a bizarre animation film that is sensual, but sometimes physical in an unpleasant and delicious way.

André Eckardt