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Zbigniew Czapla
Poland 2013 / 12’

Somewhere far away from the busy roads of life and habitual conventions lives a sensitive boy, raised by a lonely, overworked woman. One day, the forces of evil trick him into a tension-filled rollercoaster ride that destroys his carefree childhood world. His mother makes a desperate attempt to find her son in a universal tale about naiveté and the irreversible loss of childhood dreams.

Zbigniew Czapla

Born in 1972 in Poniatowa. Director, animator, painter and designer. Graduated from the Faculty of Graphic at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow with a major in animated films, and from the Faculty of Visual Communication at the Hochschule für Gestaltung (Offenbach/Main). Author of animated films and advertising spots. Recipient of scholarships and grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (Canada), DAAD (Germany) and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland).

Selected filmography

2010 Rytuał / The Ritual (anim., short)

2013 Toto (anim., short)

Cast & Crew

director Zbigniew Czapla
screenplay Zbigniew Czapla
cinematography Zbigniew Czapla
editing Zbigniew Czapla
music Wojciech Widłak, Marcel Chyrzyński, Maja Kleszcz, Gośka Isphording
animation Zbigniew Czapla
visual design Zbigniew Czapla
producer Tomasz Wolf
production Warsztat Filmowy, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe
sales Warsztat Filmowy
language no dialogues
colouration colour