Such Miracles Do Happen

Poland2023animated14'Konkurs polski (2023)

To the surprise of the village residents, all of a sudden, the stone figure of Virgin Mary starts moving, leaves the chapel and begins to walk ahead. Soon, it is joined by other animated sculptures. Miracles do happen and they fascinate the most a little boneless girl. She is equally in awe of the fact that a spider has eight legs and that larvae of the moth move without any legs at all! This frame-by-frame animation captivates the viewer with the world made of images, plasticine and lace. Yet again, Barbara Rupik created an animation in which ugliness is attractive and otherness is mysterious and magical.

directed by
Barbara Rupik, portret reżysera
Barbara Rupik

Born in 1992. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice and the National Film, Television and Theater School in Lodz, specializing in Animated Film and Special Effects. Her short film "Duszyczka" premiered at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, where it won the 3rd Cinéfondation Prize. She also created the stop-motion animation in Agnieszka Smoczynska's feature film "Silent Twins."

Barbara Rupik
Barbara Rupik
animated by
Barbara Rupik
Barbara Rupik
Barbara Rupik
Barbara Rupik
Agata Golańska (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna im. L.Schillera w Łodzi)
Kadr z filmu Such Miracles Do Happen