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XOXO – Hugs and Kiss

Wiola Sowa
XOXO – Pocałunki i uściski
Poland 2016 / 14’
We Get Along Beautifully

A short film about emotional boundaries, both individual and relationship-related, that we want to pursue in relationships. By showing the sensual game in which the characters are involved, the film tells the story of mutual fascination, body expression, sensitivity and provocation. Two women and one man create erotic spectacle which reveals their involvement and loneliness resulting from getting lost in their relationship.

Agata Bratek

Wiola Sowa

Born in 1972 in Gniezno. A graduate of the Graphic Arts Department at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where she was a student at the Professor Jerzy Kucia’s Animated Film Studio. She is also a book graphic designer and publishes short stories for children. Her films received several awards (among others Silver Dragon and Silver Hobby-Horse at Krakow Film Festival) and were presented among others at: Centre Pompidou, London Film Festival, Hiroshima Animation Film Festival.

Selected filmography

2000 Pomiędzy nami / Between Us (anim., short)

2007 Refreny / Refrains (anim., short)

2011 Adam Stalony Dobrzański (doc.)

2012 Niebiescy artyści tworzą sztukę / Blue Artist Create the Arts (anim., short)

2016 XOXO – Pocałunki i uściski / XOXO – Hugs and Kiss (anim., short)

Cast & Crew

director Wiola Sowa
screenplay Wiola Sowa
cinematography Marcin Koszałka, Wiola Sowa
editing Wiola Sowa
music Jan Pilch
animation Maria Görlich-Opyd, Milena Molenda, Anna Pregler, Wiola Sowa
visual design Wiola Sowa
producer Robert Sowa
production Sowa Film
sales Krakowska Fundacja Filmowa
language no dialogues
colouration colour