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Poland 1965 / 7’

director:Mirosław Kijowicz
production:Studio Filmów Rysunkowych
sales:Studio Filmów Rysunkowych
language:Polish

A sharp satire of middle-class smugness. A belated participant of a procession forgets his obligatory flag.

Cages

Poland 1966 / 7'30’

director:Mirosław Kijowicz
production:Studio Miniatur Filmowych
sales:Studio Miniatur Filmowych
language:Polish

Mirosław Kijowicz very consistently returned in his simple films to the single subject: an individual's attitude to a system. The greatness of the film Cages is determined by its punch line, showing illusions of all power and the question: is the person who believes he possesses it actually free?

Conflicts

Poland 1960 / 7’

director:Daniel Szczechura
production:PWSTiF - Pracownia Filmów Animowanych
sales:PWSTiF - Pracownia Filmów Animowanych
language:Polish

A student's essay by Daniel Szczechura. A masterpiece of political satire, only slightly disguised in grotesque. Part of the film was made with the cut-out technique.

Everything Is a Number

Poland 1966 / 7'30’

director:Stefan Schabenbeck
production:Studio Małych Form Filmowych Se-Ma-For
sales:Filmoteka Narodowa
language:Polish

One of the most brilliant debuts in the history of animation in Poland. Everything is a Number is a story about a man rebelling against the domination of numbers. In his struggle he is preordained to lose.

Hobby

Poland 1968 / 7’

director:Daniel Szczechura
production:Studio Małych Form Filmowych Se-Ma-For
sales:Filmoteka Narodowa
language:Polish

A combination of cut-out animation and cartoon. A difficult to interpret, morbid grotesque about feminine possessiveness. A film about confinement and freedom.

Matter

Poland 1963 / 9’

director:Kazimierz Urbański
production:Studio Miniatur Filmowych
sales:Studio Miniatur Filmowych
language:Polish

The film shows a zoomed-in image of woollen yarn, forming smoothly transient pictures, some of them utterly void of any objective reference.

The Chair

Poland 1963 / 5'40’

director:Daniel Szczechura
production:Studio Małych Form Filmowych Se-Ma-For
sales:Filmoteka Narodowa
language:Polish

A story about fighting for power, told with congenially simple graphic means. Somewhere in a column hall of a monumental building an important meeting is held. One place at the presidential table is free. It will be taken by the person who will use the best trick to get to it.

The Horse

Poland 1967 / 6’

director:Witold Giersz
production:Studio Miniatur Filmowych
sales:Studio Miniatur Filmowych
language:Polish

The film is made with the so-called dynamic painting technique. The horse wins a dual against the man trying to tame it.

The House

Poland 1958 / 11’

director:Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Lenica
production:Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych, Zespół Filmowy Kadr
sales:Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych
language:Polish

The last work made together by Jan Lenica and Walerian Borowczyk, which started their world career. Several free episodes without a plot, maintained in different conventions, according to the used method: from collage to deformed acting movement and animated objects, to "enlivened" photograms by Eadwaerd Muybridge.

The Labirynth

Poland 1962 / 14’

director:Jan Lenica
production:Studio Miniatur Filmowych
sales:Studio Miniatur Filmowych
language:Polish

An original film made with the cut-out technique and regarded as a representative of the philosophical and reflective trend of the Polish school of animation of the 1960s.

The Little Quarter

Poland 1965 / 7’

director:Edward Sturlis
production:Studio Małych Form Filmowych Se-Ma-For
sales:Filmoteka Narodowa
language:Polish

Jazz pieces by Jerzy Matuszkiewicz played by a puppet quartet. A contrast between antiquity and modernity.

The Red and the Black

Poland 1963 / 6'30’

director:Witold Giersz
production:Studio Miniatur Filmowych
sales:Studio Miniatur Filmowych
language:Polish

Red and Black is not only a visually beautiful and excellently animated piece, but it is also an extraordinarily light film of brilliant and spontaneous humour.

The Times of King Krak

Poland 1947 / 14'30’

director:Zenon Wasilewski
production:Studio Filmów Kukiełkowych w Łodzi
sales:Filmoteka Narodowa
language:Polish

The film recognised as the first Polish animation. Adaptation of the famous legend of a cunning shoemaker, bad dragon and sulphur-stuffed sheep.