Poland2023animated4'Konkurs polski (2023)
‘Hail Mary, full of grace,’ – repeats a woman praying on her knees. A man recites a rhyme about a shelter he could have built. A grandfather is coughing while painting a picture and a child is running carefree in between them holding a paper plane. Only the little boy cannot feel the atmosphere of anxiety and seems unaffected by generational trauma. Using the technique of digital collage, the animation is reminiscent of Tadeusz Kantor’s Theatre of Death due to the characters, set design and the combination of a tragedy with grotesque.
- directed by
- Kinga Kociarz
Kinga Kociarz is a Krakow-based artist. She is currently studying painting at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. She took up animation creation at the Animated Film Workshop, a free-choice program she has participated in for several years. Her works deal with themes of childhood, often difficult, home and relationships within the family.
- Robert Sowa (Pracownia Filmu Animowanego Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Jana Matejki w Krakowie)