The Last Supper

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On a night train there are Jesus and 12 apostles. They are sitting over the last supper, just like in Leonardo da Vinci’s painting. Suddenly the picture becomes alive. The jurors of the Animated Film Festival in Poznań awarded Dumała with the Crystal Animusz for the ‘universal language and brilliance in developing narration’. ‘For a few years I have been fascinated by horizontal compositions – a group of men sitting at a table is an interesting composition challenge. The moment when Jesus says “One of you will betray me” is an excellent starting point for a drama’, says the film author. All this happens to the rhythm of an excellent score by Sebastian Ładyżyński.

directed by
Piotr Dumała

Piotr Dumała – animated and feature film director and graphic artist. He was born in 1956. His films, including A Gentle Creature (1985), Freedom of the Leg (1988), Franz Kafka (1991) and Crime and Punishment (2000) won over 70 awards at international festivals (among others, in Kraków, Zagreb, Annecy). In 2009 he made his feature debut The Forest. Dumała teaches at the Film School in Łódź, Konstfack College in Eksjo and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Piotr Dumała
animated by
Piotr Dumała
Sebastian Ładyżyński
Paweł Dębski, Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak
Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak (Fumi Studio)
Kadr z filmu The Last Supper