The Hunt

Poland | 2018 | animated | 9 min. National competition

A young boy spends his holidays in a small town recording the sounds of nature around him: the twitter of birds, the chirping of crickets or the buzzing of flies. He also spends his time shooting animals he accidentally encounters with a bow. Gradually, hunting fascinates him more and more and his arrowheads become increasingly sharper. Despite the idyllic landscape of meadows and forests, the tension is consistently growing. In this disturbing animation, brutality is contrasted with religiousness, fun with the feeling of guilt, and the beauty and peace of nature with human aggression.

directed by

Mateusz Jarmulski Festival guest

Mateusz Jarmulski
animated by
Mateusz Jarmulski, Jerzy Tabor
Karolina Rec
Mateusz Jarmulski
Piotr Szczepanowicz, Grzegorz Wacławek (Animoon)
Film screenings:
The Hunt