/Kill It and Leave this Town

Kill It and Leave this Town

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.