Monstra Festival

Tributes

Tributes

Retrospective Etiuda & Anima 1
Retrospective Etiuda & Anima 2
Jury Retrospective 1
Jury Retrospective 2
Marona´s Fantastic Tale
Retrospective Etiuda & Anima 1
House
Country: Poland , Year: 1958 , Duration: 11 mins.
Sinopsys:
It was House that finished collaboration between Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Lenica. Simultaneously, the film opened a door to an international career. House was inspired by the French avant-garde tradition of the 1920s. Different scenes, varied stylistically and thematically, take place inside the secession tenement house: an animate wig drinking milk, two men fighting, and a woman kissing a dummy’s head…
Credits:
Director: Jan Lenica, Walerian Borowczyk
Tango
Country: Poland , Year: 1980 , Duration: 8 mins.
Sinopsys:
People enter the small room in turn. Firstly, one by one, then the sequences of rhythmical moves start looping and overlapping, but characters do not interfere with each other. It is accurate time compression within a limited space. Tango won the very first Oscar in the history of Polish cinema.
Credits:
Director: Zbigniew Rybczyński
Zoopraxiscope
Country: Poland , Year: 2005 , Duration: 12 mins.
Sinopsys:
The film is inspired by the invention of an English photographer and inventor, who design zoopraxiscope in 1879. It was found as a prototype of the cinematograph because it enabled to animate photographs and record consecutive move stages.
Credits:
Director: Hieronim Neumann
Chick
Country: Poland , Year: 2008 , Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:
It is a story full of nonsensical sense of humor about a fatal charm of the femme fatale told to rhythms of jazz band Meritum music. A woman is preparing herself for going out – she has a shower, makes her face up, and dresses. Finally, she meets a man in the nightclub. They drink, dance, and have sex. But when the man, charmed by her, goes out of the room, the unpleasant surprise will wait for him. The film was awarded in Annecy for an interesting usage of music.
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Ex Animo
Country: Poland , Year: 2013 , Duration: 7 mins.
Sinopsys:
An animated impression. Images conjured up by the animator form a two-dimensional reality of their own. Absurd and unrelated scenes describe the rules governing the world confined to a sheet of paper and animation technique. The relationships between the characters seem strangely familiar.
Credits:
Director: Wojciech Wjtkowski
Baths
Country: Poland , Year: 2013 , Duration: 4 mins.
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Two elderly swimmers meet at the baths for their ritual swimming. This time, lured by the unusual light, they are diving deeper than usual. Animated reflection on time and limits of what is real.
Credits:
Director: Tomek Ducki
Hipopotamy
Country: Poland , Year: 2014 , Duration: 13 mins.
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A few naked women and children are bathing in a river. They are being secretly observed by a group of men, who, at one point decide to approach them, in a violent manner, as if inspired by the behaviour of hippopotamuses.
Credits:
Director: Piotr Dumala
Summer 2014
Country: Poland , Year: 2014 , Duration: 12 mins.
Sinopsys:
A pessimistic view on the human fate, a universal tale of the world possessed by evil. The film presents the story as a sequence of recurring plagues and misfortunes where Man, trying to find his own place, gets lost even more and falls even lower.
Credits:
Director: Wojciech Sobczyk
Retrospective Etiuda & Anima 2
Schroedinger's Dog
Country: Poland , Year: 2016 , Duration: 9 mins.
Sinopsys:
A short story of a man, women, their dog, and a couch. Their common days are filled with boredom and taking naps, but things will change when their pet will suddenly disappear. How simple yet complicated our relationships can be and whether we can feel lonely despite living with someone else. Special Golden Żmij for best student short. ANIMA.PL competition – IFF Etiuda&Anima 2017.
Credits:
Director: Natalia Krawczuk
Oh Mother!
Country: Poland , Year: 2017 , Duration: 12 mins.
Sinopsys:
Mother and son are changing places and roles constantly; at times the mother is an adult, sometimes the son matures and takes care of the suddenly childish mother. The arrangement works fine until the boy decides to escape from under the skirt of the overprotective mother and start an independent life. Golden Jabberwocky – Grand Prix ANIMA competition – IFF Etiuda&Anima 2017.
Credits:
Director: Paulina Ziólkowska
Year
Country: Poland , Year: 2018 , Duration: 12 mins.
Sinopsys:
A film made in memory of Marek Serafiński, an animation director, producer, and husband of the author. It is a graphic and sound memoir from paper waste, such as labels, price tags, tickets, etc, as well as boxes of cigarettes smoked by a nicotine addict over a period of six years and collected by one particular collector. It shows the magnitude of the smoker’s addiction, but also the determination and a kind of addiction of the collector, as well as passing of time in a strange symbiosis of the life that they shared together.
Credits:
Director: Malgorzata Bosek
Oh, God!
Country: Poland , Year: 2018 , Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
The main characters of the film are regular people torn by internal passions, awkward at expressing their feelings, continually waiting for the real “great fulfillment”. Wasting their time on simple and unnecessary activities, they dissolve in the everyday non-existence, torn by emotions and the need for love. The music is playing, the protagonists are drowning in their emotions and split drinks, and the orchestra is trying to set the tone. The great inaptness, however, seems to be insuperable. Oh, God! Audience Award. ANIMA.PL competition – IFF Etiuda&Anima 20117.
Credits:
Director: Betina Bozek
III
Country: Poland , Year: 2018 , Duration: 12 mins.
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Director: Marta Pajek
Squaring the Circle
Country: Poland , Year: 2018 , Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:
At first glance, it seems that Square lives among the chaos and endless changes. Once, a new element sneaks into the pattern.
Credits:
Director: Karolina Specht
XOXO hugs and kisses
Country: Poland , Year: 2016 , Duration: 14 mins.
Sinopsys:
We watch a game in which we cross the boundaries and transcend our sensuality beyond accepted norm. A kind of performance in which the characters are playing together, enjoying the pleasure, and at the same time struggling with their inability to create a deeper bond.
Credits:
Director: Wiola Sowa
Jury Retrospective 1
Purpleboy
Country: Belgium, France, Portugal , Year: 2019 , Duration: 14 mins.
Sinopsys:
Oscar is a child who sprouts in his parents garden. Nobody knows his biological sex but he claims the masculine gender. Will he manage to have the identity recognition he desires so much?
Credits:
Director: Alexandre Siqueira Writer: Alexandre Siqueira Production: Rodrigo Areias (Bando à Parte), Mickaël Carton (Rainbox Productions), Thierry Zamparutti (Ambiances… Film) Animator: Miguel Lima, Nicolas Fong, David Chambolle, Alexandre Siqueira, Jeanne Boukraa
Mona Lisa descending a staircase
Country: United States , Year: 1992 , Duration: 7 mins.
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Director: Joan Gratz
Kali, the Little Vampire
Country: Portugal, Canada, France, Switzerland , Year: 2012 , Duration: 10 mins.
Sinopsys:
This animated short tells the story of Kali, a young vampire who suffers from not being able to live in the light. Living in the shadows and inspiring fear, he lives envious of other children who don’t even dream that he exists. One day, while once again watching young boys play beside the train tracks, he breaks from his isolation and discovers that because of who—and what—he is, he can make a difference in others’ lives.
Credits:
Director: Regina Pessoa Writer: Regina Pessoa Production: Georges Schwizgebel , Pascal le Nôtre , Julie Roy, René Chénier , Abi Feijó Music: The Young Gods Sound Design: Olivier Calvert Editing: Abi Feijó Animator: Luc Chamberland, Jorge Ribeiro Laurent Repiton, Marc Robinet
Maderanertal
Country: Switzerland , Year: 2009 , Duration: 4 mins.
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Director: Otto Alder
Freeze frame
Country: Belgium, Germany , Year: 2019 , Duration: 5 mins.
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In this stop motion film, identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside.
Credits:
Director: Soetkin Verstegen Writer: Soetkin Verstegen Production: Akademie Schloss Solitude Sound Design: Andrea Martignoni, Michal Krajczok Animator: Soetkin Verstegen Distribution Company: Light Cone, Atelier 105
Soot
Country: Portugal , Year: 2014 , Duration: 14 mins.
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Jury Retrospective 2
In a Heartbeat
Country: United States , Year: 2017 , Duration: 4 mins.
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Director: Esteban Bravo, Beth David Music: Arturo Cardelús
Fado Lusitano
Country: Portugal , Year: 1995 , Duration: 6 mins.
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Director: Abi Feijó
Pellicule
Country: Belgium , Year: 2010 , Duration: 5 mins.
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Director: Frank Poncelet
Paper Kite
Country: Bulgaria , Year: 2019 , Duration: 8 mins.
Sinopsys:
Two children make a paper kite. It plays a very important part in the future.
Credits:
Director: Assia Kovanova Writer: Hristo Ganev Production: Koulev Film Production Music: Petar Dundakov Sound Design: Vladislav Boyadjiev Animator: Apostol Stoyanov Distribution Company: Koulev Film Production
Sweet Night
Country: Belgium , Year: 2018 , Duration: 13 mins.
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Director: Lia Bertels
Augur
Country: Portugal, France , Year: 2018 , Duration: 15 mins.
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Director: David Doutel, Vasco Sá Writer: David Doutel, Pedro Bastos, Vasco Sá Production: Rodrigo Areias - BANDO À PARTE / Barbara Vougnon, Fabienne Giezendanner - ZÉRO DE CONDUITE Distribution Company: AGENCIA - Portuguese Short Film Agency
The Man with the Beautiful Eyes
Country: United Kingdom , Year: 2000 , Duration: 6 mins.
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Marona´s Fantastic Tale
Marona's Fantastic Tale
Country: Romania, France, Belgium , Year: 2019 , Duration: 92 mins.
Sinopsys:
Victim of an accident, a small female dog remembers the different masters that she has unconditionally loved. Due to her unfailing empathy, her life becomes a lesson about love.
Credits:
Director: Anca Damian Writer: Anghel Damian Production: Charades, Carole Baraton Music: Pablo Pico, Jean-Baptiste Brunhes, Yan Volsy Sound Design: Clément Badin, Régis Diebold, Mathieu Z’Graggen, Lionel Guenoun Editing: Boubkar Benzabat Animator: Claudia Ilea, Dan Panaitescu, Hefang Wei, Mathieu Labaye, Chloé Roux