On Time

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Timetables flashing at a dizzying pace and intertwining networks are juxtaposed with Hokusai’s drawings – this is a story, set in Japan, about travelling and the world rushing ahead faster and faster. The spirit of Bashō’s poetry is permeating the whole animation, setting a tone of philosophical reflection to this visually intense film. Japanese culture symbols such as haiku, origami or calligraphy, are contrasted with elements of everyday life: crammed railway platforms, fast trains and face masks. Czapla has created an animation very closely mirroring the reality, and at the same time unobvious and elusive.

directed by
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Zbigniew Czapla

Screenwriter, film director, animator, painter and graphic artist He was born in 1972. He graduated from the Animated Film Studio at the Department of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. He is an author of experimental films awarded at the most important festivals in Poland and abroad. He was a fellow of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (Canada), DAAD (Germany) and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He is a member of ASIFA. In 2017 he won the Silver Hobby Horse and the Silver Dragon at the Krakow Film Festival for his film "Strange Case".

Zbigniew Czapla
Zbigniew Czapla, Asuka Yotsumoto
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Zbigniew Czapla
Zbigniew Czapla
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