60 minutes| Poland| 2002-2011| Subtitled| Colour| D-Cinema

Przemyslaw Anusiewicz’s Scarecrow and Dorota Kobiela’s Little Postman, both in 3D, are also both set to the music of Chopin. The former tells the story of a fallen soldier of Poland’s November Revolution, while the latter tells of a boy who delivers letters during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Bartosz Kulas’ Millhaven animates the world of Nick Cave’s ballad. Zbigniew’s Wardrobe, by Magdalena Osinska, follows a child in 1970s Silesia adapting to the challenges of living under Communism.

The remainder of the programme is the work of Festival guest Tomasz Baginski. Science-fiction short The Cathedral was nominated for an Oscar in 2002. The Kinematograph follows a man completely devoted to developing his dream invention, the motion picture, but who delays revealing it to the public before he has perfected sound and colour. Finally, The Animated History of Poland, commissioned for Expo 2010 in Shanghai, manages to compress over 1000 years of Polish history into eight minutes.

There will be a Q&A with Tomasz Baginski following the screenings.

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