Idol

Poland | 2018 | animated | 13 min. National competition

Magazine covers, live transmissions on TV, crowds cheering under his window day and night – sudden fame starts to overwhelm the protagonist. But initial fear and the sense of entrenchment subside when, step by step, he climbs to the very top. What is awaiting him there? Underpinned with anxiety, the film focuses on the creation of idols and their elevation to the pedestal, a reference to the myth of Icarus. It combines acting with animation, not only because Wojciech Wojtkowski, an animator, was cast as the lead.

directed by

Grzegorz Koncewicz

Marek Serafiński

cinematography
Grzegorz Koncewicz
script
Marek Serafiński
animated by
Grzegorz Koncewicz
cast
Wojciech Wojtkowski
music
Piotr Majchrzak
sound
Piotr Majchrzak
editing
Grzegorz Koncewicz
production
Małgorzata Bosek - Serafińska, Marek Serafiński (Serafiński Studio)