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International Film Festival

Krakow 21-26 XI 2023

Ethel & Ernest
Ethel & Ernest

Full-length animations at the IFF Etiuda&Anima

Added: November 04, 2017

Full-lenght animated movies are essential in the Etiuda&Anima Festival programme. Every year the most outstanding pieces from recent years are selected to be shown to our festival audience. This year we present: „Loving Vincent” by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchmana, „Revengeance” by Bill Plympton, „Ethel & Ernest” by Roger Mainwood and „Window Horses” by Ann Marie Fleming.

„Window Horses”

“Window Horses” is a 2016 Canadian animated feature film written and directed by Ann Marie Fleming, based on her graphic novel published under the same title. It follows the life of Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet of mixed origin who grew up with her strict Chinese grandparents, believing to have been abandoned by her parents. One day, she sets off to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, which will change her life forever.


Window Horses

Director and writer: Ann Marie Fleming, Canada 2016, animation, 85 min.


Official Opening of the Festival
21st November (Tuesday), 07.00 p.m
Malopolska Garden of Arts – Large Screening Room
26th November (Sunday), 12.00 p.m.
Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room

„Loving Vincent”

Twój Vincent

Dorota Kobiela's and Hugh Welchman's film is considered a favourite to receive Best Animated Feature nomination at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. “Loving Vincent” is the world's first fully oil painted feature film. The film explores a turbulent life and tragic death of this legendary artist through his letters and paintings that come alive on the screen.


Loving Vincent

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, writers: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek Dehnel, composer: Clint Mansell, Poland/Great Britain 2017, animation, 91 min.


23rd November (Thursday), 12.00 p.m.
Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room
25th November (Saturday), 03.00 p.m.
Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room



“Revengeance” is the latest animated feature from the legend of the New York independent animation, Bill Plympton, co-created with the underground cartoonist, Jim Lujan. The film is promoted with a tagline: “Revenge is a dish best served animated!”. The Sight&Sound Magazine described Plympton-Lujan film as an “unbridled, caustic, grotesquely comic vision of America.”



Directors: Bill Plympton, Jim Lujan, writer: Jim Lujan, USA 2016, animation, 75 min.


24th November (Friday), 03.30 p.m.
Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room
25th November (Saturday), 10.00 p.m.
Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room


„Ethel & Ernest”

Ethel & Ernest

The film is based on Raymond Briggs' award-winning graphic novel “Ethel & Ernest”, a heartwarming, humorous and deeply touching tribute to the author's parents. It tells the story of a working class family during the World War II and the post-war period. It is not only nostalgic, but also socially aware, echoing the spirit of the British social realists – Ken Loach and Mike Leigh.


Ethel & Ernest

Director: Roger Mainwood, writers: Roger Mainwood, Raymond Briggs, composer: Carl Davis, Great Britain 2016, animation, 94 min.


23rd November (Thursday), 08.00 p.m.
Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room
25th November (Saturday), 01.00 p.m.
Kijów Centrum – Large Screening Room

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