Acid Rain

Poland | 2019 | animated | 27 min. Short film competition National competition

A young girl escapes from home because she is fed up with what surrounds her. The skinny guy is a freak who lives in a camper. They meet at the railing and begin their journey together through the landscapes corroded with acid rains at the same time wandering through consecutive stages of consciousness. Taking a hitch-hiker will change forever the complicated relationship between them and the colourful visions will transform into a dark thriller. A psychedelic trip with electronic music to the land of hallucinations with an unexpected twist in the finale.

directed by

Tomek Popakul Festival guest

He was born in 1986. He is a graduate of the Department of Animation Films and Film Special Effects at the Lodz Film School. At the same time, he has been studied scriptwriting for one year. He is an author of several films, of which his graduated animation "Ziegenort" was presented at many international festivals and won numerous awards around the world. He took part in the Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo, residency program organised by Japan Image Council (JAPIC), where he made his previous film "Black".

Tomek Popakul
animated by
Krzysztof Rakszawski, Shibabrata Chakraborty, Jacek Mazur, Oleksandra Zakrevska, Tomek Popakul, Adrian Fijałek, Damian Krakowiak, Maria Kulpa, Kasia Melnyk
Daria Bułka, Piotr Bułka, Maciej Miszczak
Escape From Warsaw, Lou Karsh, Reptant , Chino Ceephax, Jerome Hill
Michał Fojcik
Tomek Popakul
Piotr Szczepanowicz, Grzegorz Wacławek (Animoon), (FINA - Filmoteka Narodowa Instytut Audiowizualny)