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SHORT SYNOPSIS
The film as a metaphor of life, the last surrealistic journey into consciousness. Stream of images, thoughts and memories. The sequence of protagonist's personal experiences and collective memory.

SYNOPSIS
"The story in this animation is told through stream of consciousness which gives way to the freely interlinked thoughts, memories, and doubts of the main protagonist. Universal meditation on the human condition breaks forth from the scenes that, at first, appear chaotically related. The hero returns to the stages of his life that impacted him: adolescence, love, passions, traumas, and historical events. This film shows the monotony and the repetitiveness of human life, situations you cannot escape, failures you cannot avoid, and memories you cannot get rid of. Everything is narrated with voice-over while posing questions about what we live for and where we go.
Controlled chaos dominates the visual layer of the film as well, which emphasizes the free flux of illusions mixed up with memories. In this beautiful, paint-like animation, the fictional universe is created by gentle brush strokes and spots of color. The realistically rendered characters are shown interchangeably with abstract images of nature. Those paint-like improvisations are complemented by music lacking distinct rhythm or sense of direction.
All these elements create a perfectly produced, philosophical animation. We gather from it that life is a game and provides an infinite number of combinations."

Dagmara Marcinek, FOCUS ON POLAND, 2017






TRAILER:
https://vimeo.com/239374347

CATEGORY:
SHORT FILM, ANIMATION, EXPERIMENTAL

TECHNIQUE:
Film was made in the unique technique of painting, frame by frame. Ink, watercolor and acrylic on paper.


PRODUCTION:  2017
COUNTRY:  POLSKA

RUNING TIME:  13:30 min.
ASPECT RATIO:  
16/9

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE:  POLISH, ENGLISH
SUBTITLES:
 POLISH, ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH, RUSSIAN

SCREENING FORMATS:  DCP, MOV, MPEG, MP4, BLU RAY, DVD



CREDITS:
Script:  Zbigniew Czapla
Director:  Zbigniew Czapla
Asistant Director:  Anna Karus
Animation:  Zbigniew Czapla

Music:  Marcin Oles, Bartłomiej Oles
Recording:  Michal Rosicki, MAQ Records Studio
Sound:  Michal Fojcik, Michał Jankowski, Zbigniew Czapla

Text:  Zbigniew Czapla
Translation:  Marek Kazmierski, Marta Eloy Cichocka, Denis Viren

Narrator:  Michael Jones, Zbigniew Czapla
Compositing:  Tomasz Wolf

Cooperation:  Michal Zakrzewski, Daria Kopiec,
Tadeusz Cichowski, Maja Ura i inni.


PRODUCTION:
WARSZTAT FILMOWY - TOMASZ WOLF


PREVIOUS FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:
– 57th Krakow Film Festival (Poland) – premiere 31.05.2017      
– ANIMA MUNDI International Animation Festival, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
– 
International Animation Festival ANIMATOR, Poznan (Poland)
– GUANAJUATO International Film Festival (Mexico)
– ANIBAR International Animation Festival, Peja (Kosovo)
– Film and Art Festival TWO RIVERSIDES, Kazimierz Dolny (Poland)
– International Film Festival MESSAGE TO MAN (Russia)
– ENCOUNTERS Film Festival (UK)
– International Animation Festival KROK (Russia)
– RAINDANCE Film Festival (UK)
– International Animation Film Festival ANIMATOU, Geneva (Switzerland) 
– WFAF Warna (Bulgaria)  
– 33th Warsaw Film Festival (Poland)
– BIAF International Animation Festival (Korea)
– Festival du Film Court en Armagnac (France)
– CINANIMA, Espinho (Portugal)
– Best Film Awards, Cluj (Romania)
– St. Louis International Film Festival (USA)
– CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival, Querétaro (Mexico)
– PSIAF Palm Springs International Animation Festival (USA)
– MIFA Montreal Independent Film Awards (Canada)
– FICLAPAZ, Festival International de Cine de La Paz (Bolivia)
– CYBER SOUSA Xiamen International Animation Festival (China)
– CRAFT International Animation Festival, Yogyakarta (Indonesia)
– ETIUDA&ANIMA International Film Festival, Krakow (Poland)
– ZUBROFFKA 
International Film Festival, Bialystok (Poland)
– Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA)
– Short Waves Festival (Poland)
– ANIMOCJE, Bydgoszcz (Poland)
– Athens ANIMFEST (Greek)
– VIS VIENNA SHORTS (Austria)



AWARDS:
2017

– 57th Krakow Film Festival /National Competition/
SILVER HOBBY‑HORSE for the director of the best animated film


– 57th Krakow Film Festival /International Competition/
SILVER DRAGON for the director of the best animated film

– PRIX LABO - for The Best Experimental Film
International Animation Film Fest VIPERival ANIMATOU, Geneva

SILVER VIPER /National Competition/
ETIUDA&ANIMA International Film Festival, Krakow


– 
Special Mention
ZUBROFFKA, Bialystok

Special Mention
CRAFT International Animation Festival, Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

– GRAND PRIX experimental Shorts
MIFA Montreal Independent Film Awards (Canada)

Best Watercolor Animated Short
PSIAF Palm Springs International Animation Festival (USA)

2018

– AUDIENCE AWARD
56th Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA)







Film Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute

© Warsztat Filmowy, Zbigniew Czapla