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Chopin’s Drawings

Dorota Kobiela
Szkice Chopina
Poland 2011 / 2’

Short etude about two children disappear and reappear inside the piano score and meet the young Fryderyk Chopin. Kobiela used all of the surviving drawings that Chopin drew as a child in this poetic little adventure through the pages of the score.

Dorota Kobiela

She was born in the Polish city of Bytom in 1978. She attended the W. Gerson State Lyceum of Fine Arts in Warsaw, specializing in exhibitions, and later graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Design at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, while also pursuing film direction studies at the Warsaw Film School. Her films have been shown on Polish television networks.


2002 Różowy (short, anim.)

2003 Przedbiegi (short, anim.)

2006 Serce na dłoni (short, anim.)

2011 Szkice Chopina / Chopin’s Drawings(short, anim.)

Cast & Crew

director Dorota Kobiela
screenplay Geoff Lindsey
editing Dorota Kobiela
music Fryderyk Chopin
sound Joseph Stracey
animation Janusz Martyn, Agata Mikina, Marylin Dungey, Alicja Michałowska
visual design Urszula Pociecha
producer Hugh Welchman
production Breakthru Films, Media Skok, TVP, Canal+
sales Breakthru Films
language no dialogues
colouration b&w