The Interview

United Kingdom1978animated8'Retrospektywa Michaela Dudoka de Wita (2023)

To conduct an interview, the protagonist needs just a microphone, sound recorder and an interlocutor. The latter is not easy at all because the people he approaches are busy with their own affairs. However, the charming man does not get discouraged and keeps wondering around the world with a smile on his face looking for someone who would like to talk to him. Despite amusing drawings and joyful sounds in the background, the animation characters are not happy and the play of light and shadow in the film aims to remind us about the dark side of human

directed by
Michael Dudok de Wit, portret reżysera
Michael Dudok de Wit

Michael Dudok de Wit (1953) was born and received education in the Netherlands. He went to university in Geneva, Barcelona and Farnham in the UK, where he directed his first film, ‘The Interview’. Since 1980 he has lived in London. He has directed and animated many award-winning productions for the commercial sector and television. In 1992 he created the short film ‘Tom Sweep’ followed by an Oscar-nominee and César Award winner, ‘The Monk and the Fish’. His most famous short film ‘Father and Daughter’ was honoured with a Grand Prix in Annecy, the Academy Award, BAFTA, a Grand Prix of Animafest in Zagreb and many other distinctions. It was also screened and awarded at the Krakow Film Festival. In 2006 de Wit directed ‘The Aroma of Tea’, a short film made using exclusively tea. His most recent work is ‘The Red Turtle’, a feature film coproduced by world-famous Studio Ghibli from Japan. It was nominated to the Academy Awards (2017) and won Un Certain Regard, a special award of Cannes festival, among many other honours. Additionally, Michael Dudok de Wit illustrates books and teaches master classes on animation, creativity and related topics at artistic schools and universities in the UK and abroad.

animated by
Michael Dudok de Wit
Frank Duchêne
(West Surrey College of Art and Design)
Kadr z filmu The Interview