Paper House

Poland / 2020 / animated / 6' / National Competition

In a "paper house" there lives a girl who has never been loved by her family. Although she kept begging for a little affection, for her mother she was a burden, a dispensable element roaming around while adults were talking. The girl had to play by herself, perform the scenes of a loving family using dolls and escape to the world of imagination, which was her only chance of survival. This black and white animation reminds us that childhood is not always colourful showing at the same time the alienation and loneliness that unwanted children must cope with.

directed by
Martyna HoldaQ&A guest

Born in 1994. Graduate of the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. She exists among trees and outside time painting what is beautiful. She creates animated cartoons and illustrations. Her filmography incudes "Lilu" (2016) and "Paper House" (2020).

cinematography
Martyna Holda
script
Martyna Holda
animated by
Martyna Holda
music
Michal Papara
sound
Jacek Feliks
editing
Martyna Holda
production
Robert Sowa (Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im.Jana Matejki w Krakowie)
Photo
Paper House
Trailer