Little Black Riding Hood

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Full of suspense and black humour, this pure nonsense story is a bloody variation on a popular fairy tale about the Little Red Riding Hood. Unlike in the story, the eponymous hero is not very polite this time and, what is more, has a ravenous appetite. Award in Varna (1983), honourable mention in Huesca (1984). This film begins the second, next to animation using plasterboard plates (A Gentle Spirit, Walls, Franz Kafka, Crime and Punishment), theme in the artist’s work. It includes amusing stories with a pinch of surrealism, drawn using a sketchy line (The Nervous Life of The Universe, A Nervous Life, Dr Character Presents).

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.

Grzegorz Świetlikowski
Piotr Dumała
animated by
Piotr Dumała
Janusz Hajdun
Mieczysław Janik
Henryka Sitek
(Studio Małych Form Filmowych Se-Ma-For)
Kadr z filmu Little Black Riding Hood