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Homage Brothers Quay 2019
Inventorium of Traces: Jan Potocki at Łańcut Castle Brothers Quay

Visitor groups in museum slippers shuffle through the Baroque castle of Łańcut. The strange intruders are observed by the former masters of the castle from their oil paintings.

Inventorium of Traces: Jan Potocki at Łańcut Castle

Animated Film
Poland
2009
23 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Serafiński Studio Sp.
Brothers Quay
Małgorzata Sady
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Visitor groups in museum slippers shuffle through the Baroque castle of Łańcut near the Ukrainian border. The strange intruders are observed by the former masters of the castle from their oil paintings and by the inconspicuous wooden steps and chair legs – modest witnesses, never queried, who remember the dramatic history of the place.

André Eckardt

Maska

Animated Film
Poland,
UK
2010
24 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Se-ma-for Film Production, Polish Cultural Institute
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Janusz Czubak
Brothers Quay
The king watches the creation of his android through the eye of a window. The “thing” discovers itself as a female, sentient being, but recognises that it is only a perfectly programmed seduction machine for court intrigues. To accompany Stanislav Lem’s tale, the Brothers Quay develop stylised stages that end in nothingness. They are populated by puppets who communicate – with glances of deception.

André Eckardt
Homage Brothers Quay 2019
Splinters Jerzy Kucia

Splinters from the past invade a woman’s domestic life. Jerzy Kucia documents the inner world of emotions and a human life in his animation.

Splinters

Animated Film
Poland
1984
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Studio Filmów Animowanych w Krakowie
Jerzy Kucia
Marek Wilczyński
Andrzej Jeziorek, Marek Norek
Jerzy Kucia
Jerzy Kucia
Jerzy Kucia, Ewa Gołogórska
Jerzy Kucia
“Splinters” gropes its way through darkness and a sound collage in which there are flashes of hard to classify scenes. Splinters from the past invade a woman’s domestic life. Through intense photographic and graphic treatment of the film’s images, Jerzy Kucia precisely documents the inner world of emotions and a human life in his animation.

André Eckardt