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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







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

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

Narrator:  Michael Jones, Zbigniew Czapla
Compositing:  Tomasz Wolf

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


PRODUCTION:
WARSZTAT FILMOWY - TOMASZ WOLF

DISTRIBUTION:
Krakow Film Foundation – Film Promotion Agency
ul. Basztowa 15/8a, 31-143 Krakow, Poland
www.kff.com.pl



PREVIOUS FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:
– 57th Krakow Film Festival (Poland) – premiere 31.05.2017      
– ANIMA MUNDI International Animation Festival, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
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International Animation Festival ANIMATOR, Poznan (Poland)
– GUANAJUATO International Film Festival (Mexico)

AWARDS:
2017
– 57th Krakow Film Festival /National Competition/
SILVER HOBBY‑HORSE for the director of the best animated film
"For engaging us into a visually captivating kaleidoscope which reveals the truth about our helplessness when confronted with the immensity of life and our own imperfection."

– 57th Krakow Film Festival /International Competition/
SILVER DRAGON for the director of the best animated film
"For its personal and brilliant approach to the rotoscopic animation technique and to the exquisite relationship between the text and the rhythm of paintings made alive."






Film Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute

© Warsztat Filmowy, Zbigniew Czapla