DECEMBER 9TH (12.00)
Jarosław Konopka’s The Escape uses puppets to depict the horrors of the Second World War. Karina Paciorkowska’s You Are Overreacting examines the effects of media activities on women. Eatself is Edyta Adamczak’s portrayal of the meat industry. Paulina Ziółkowska’s Bless You! studies personal interactions through contagious illness. Betina Bożek’s Oh, God! takes apathy to surreal conclusions. Marta Pajek’s III was the only animation selected for the Short Film Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018. In Beside Oneself, Karolina Specht interrogates the conflict between our perception of others and their reality. Wiola Sowa’s XOXO – Hugs And Kisses depicts how an erotic bond might not signify an emotional relationship. Marta Magnuska’s The Other sees a crowd’s excitement at the arrival of a stranger quickly turn to anxiety.
77 minutes. Poland, 2016-2018. Subtitled. Digital.
Notes on films by Kevin Coyne.