Etta spends a monotonous and tiring evening at home. On TV she sees a story that will change her view of her own world, a film in which Milena lives a beautiful life with Djuro the giant. Unfortunately, he becomes depressed and remains lying on the floor of their apartment. His condition remains unchanged.
Conversation / Rozmowa
Directed by: Ana Horvat Screenplay: Ana Horvat Music: HrvojeŠtefotić Production: Luma Film Country: Chorwacja Year: 2015 Running time: 5 min.45 sec.
Schedule time: ASIFA Plebiscite (10 best animations of the 6th ASIFA decade) – 2nd screening 21st November 2020 (saturday), 2.30 PM – VOD (PPV)
Fifty-something Willy returns to the naturist community where he spent his youth to visit his dying mother. When she dies shortly after he arrives, Willy is confronted with the choices he made in his life. In confusion and sadness, he retreats into the forest. After a rough start, he finds himself under the maternal protection of a gentle hairy beast.
Directed by: Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels Screenplay: Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels Music: Bram Meindersma Production: Ben Tesseur, Nidia Santiago Country: Belgia, Francja, Holandia Year: 2011 Running time: 16 min. 42 sek.
Schedule time: ASIFA Plebiscite (10 best animations of the 6th ASIFA decade) - 1st screening 21st November 2020 (saturday), 1 PM - VOD (PPV)
My Favorite War is an animated documentary based on the childhood story of director Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen, growing up in the USSR during the Cold War. A coming of age story about the personal road of escape from the brainwash of the mighty authoritarian regime. The Soviet regime used World War II as a significant ideological weapon to intimidate and oppress the population during the Cold War. When Ilze discovers the remains of a German soldier in her backyard sandbox, she begins looking for other stories buried underneath the propaganda.
“I had to make a choice then - who do I want to become and what do I believe in? The same questions young generations are asking themselves today”.
My Favorite War will have its world premiere in 2020 at the Annecy Film festival in the Conterchamp competition.
Bivrost Film will launch an essay competition with the working title “Democracy and Me”. Its starting point is the opinions of today's youth in Europe about the fact that our democracies are again under pressure from totalitarian leaders and nationalist movements. We hope that the story of "My Favorite War" can inspire youth to manifest their attitudes. It has been our wish ever since we started working on the film.
An autobiographical impression, a reminiscence of images from childhood, which revives the memory of the author’s deceased parents and his hometown of Łódź. Wilczyński made this film with the help of a team of talented animators including: Agata Gorządek, Jakub Wroński, Marta Pajek, Agnieszka Borowa, Marta Magnuska, Joanna Jasińska-Koronkiewicz, Paweł Walicki, Kacper Czyczyło, Agnieszka Konarska and Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi.
One of the most widely-acclaimed Polish animated films in recent years, it won the prestigious jury award at the International Animated Film Festival in Annecy. Mariusz Wilczyński's film had its premiere at the 70th Berlin IFF, and was also the only Polish film in this year's competition.
A feature-length film by a Łódź-based director, animator, painter and performer, whose production took for 14 years, is an autobiographical story takeing place over many decades. The film delighted the world's critics - Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian described Wilczyński's film as a raw, intense dream, bordering on genius. David Ehrlich from Indiewire, on the other hand, points out the honesty that shines from the screen, emphasizing at the same time that the film is a dreamlike, crazy ride through Wilczyński's mind.
Zabij to i wyjedź z tego miasta / Kill It and Leave this Town
Direction: Mariusz Wilczyński Screenplay: Mariusz Wilczyński Music: Tadeusz Nalepa Voices: Anja Rubik, Andrzej Wajda, Krystyna Janda, Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Małgorzata Kożuchowska, Barbara Krafftówna, Anna Dymna, Marek Kondrat, Gustaw Holoubek, Irena Kwiatkowska, Tomasz Stańko Production: Bombonierka, Agnieszka Scibor, Extreme Emotions, Ewa Ppuszczyńska, IAM, Łódź Miasto Kultury, Letko, Di Factory, Gigant Films, PISF Country: Poland Year: 2020 Running time: 88 min.