Written by Wojciech Lepianka and directed by Iain Gardner, the project is a Polish-British initiative financed by the Polish Film Institute, Screen Scotland and the UK-government supported Young Audience Content Fund.
Entitled “Vade-mecum” and named after Norwid’s largest poetry collection, the short film, around 11 minutes long, premiered on Facebook last night.
Wojtek Wawszczyk’s award-winning graphic novel, Mr. Lightbulb, has become the first Polish-language comic book to be snapped up by the legendary Fantagraphics Books publishing hose.
Available on the platform from 2021, the comics follow the adventures of two Slavic warriors, who loosely resemble Asterix and Obelix.
The 10-minute short film ‘Fire (Pożar)’ is a black and white animation drawn and directed by the Twin Peaks creator with Żebrowski’s hauntingly jagged score performed by the Penderecki String Quartet providing the soundtrack.
The animation by director Mariusz Wilczyński is described as “an autobiographical impression, reminiscence of childhood images, in which the memory of dead parents and the hometown of Łódź comes to life.”
More than 300 animated films from around the world will be available to viewers at Poznań (western Poland)'s Animator international film festival, which starts on July 5. Celebrated British animator Tim Allen will be the festival's special guest.
Although unknown to many it was his pioneering work that laid the groundwork for all future animations.
The director, who celebrates his 43rd birthday today, takes time out of his hectic filming schedule to talk to TFN’s Jacek Borowski about his career, film and the importance of luck.
For Dawid Majgat, Warsaw was just the first step in a journey that has since taken his Republic ¥ across the planet. TFN’s Alex Webber caught up with the Renegade Street Art Ambassador for the country.