Višegrad Group's animation cinema

Programme "At the Heart of Europe", Festival ANIMA (Studio 5, Flagey, Brussels)
10/02/13 - 12/02/13
Sleepincord © Marta Pajek Sleepincord © Marta Pajek

Animation coming from central and northern Europe has a long history of excellence. The programme entitled 'At the Heart of Europe - Višegrad Group's animation cinema', presented during the ANIMA Festival, gives an overview of contemporary animation and offers a selection of the best recent films from Višegrad Group's countries - Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
>>> Polish animation will be presented by Zbigniew Czapla (and his film Paper Box), Renata Gąsiorowska (who will present Traps) and Marta Pajek (with her impressing Sleepincord).
You can watch two times these screenings on 10 February at 17:30 and 12 February at 20:00

Polish Programme  |  Practical

+++ All information on the Anima Festival (8 > 17.02.2013) are at this address: 
+++ All information about this day dedicated to the Višegrad Group countries' animation on: (Discover the complete list of planned films)

Polish films during the ANIMA Festival

 >>> Paper Box by Zbigniew Czapla (animation, painting on paper, 2D 2011, 9')
This short film, made in experimental, original collage technique with video and stop motion elements, is a desperate attempt to keep memories, reconstruct people and events of the past. An impression on the transitory nature of memory, inevitability of fading and the destructive force of elements.
_____Director, script, design, animation, camera, computer graphics, editing: Zbigniew Czapla
_____Music, sound: Jaroslaw Konopka

 >>> Traps de Renata Gąsiorowska (2011, 5 min)
The protagonist pushes a wheelchair on a forest path; when it hits a stone, the person in the wheelchair falls to the ground. This unfortunate incident turns what appears to be a regular walk into a series of disturbing and increasingly frightening surreal events. Intriguing sounds of nature, simplified black and white drawings and unexpected transformations of objects create an interesting image of nature as an inextricable combination of beauty and brutality.
_____written, directed and animated by: Renata Gąsiorowska
_____sound design: Hubert Wińczyk
_____artistic supervisor: Henryk Ryszka
(Co-financed by Polish Film Institute || © PWSFTv i T 2011)

 >>> Sleepincord, by Marta Pajek (2010, 14', 35mm, couleur, muet)
Sleepincord raises the issue of dream. Dream is the meeting point of the world of body and mind; it is intangible for us and hard to examine thoroughly. It happens inside but, at the same time, outside of us and, therefore, gives rise to anxiety. Dream takes us to the world where rules are variable and when we wake up we enter the world, which we can sometimes fully control, while occasionally “something” controls us and makes a decision for us. The real word, the rules of which we apparently know and which is seemingly predictable, appears to be similarly deprived of logic.
_____Screenplay, animation, editing: Marta Pajek
_____Music: Wojciech Lemanski
_____Sound: Michał Jankowski



>>> Studio 5, Flagey (Place Sainte-Croix, 1050 Brussels)
>>> 10 February 2013 - 17:30 + 12 February 2013 - 20:00
>>> 7,5 | 6,5 (-16)
Online box office on the Flagey website (projection on 10 February)
Online box office on the Flagey website (projection on 12 February)
>>> Flagey



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