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Shown in Szczechura: Ten Easy Pieces with:
ABC Book, Freedom of The Leg, Hedgehog In The Fog, Imagine, Kitchen Sink , Let’s go for a walk, Satiemania, The End of The Season, Wild Duck Season, Working Women
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Szczechura: Ten Easy Pieces
subtitles: Polish and English
ABC Book
Poland 1976 / 8’
director: Wojciech Wiszniewski
screenplay: Wojciech Wiszniewski
cinematography: Jerzy Zieliński
editing: Dorota Wardęszkiewicz
music: Janusz Hajdun
production: WFO w Łodzi
awards: Kraków FF 1981 - Grand Prix "Złoty Lajkonik", nagroda FIPRESCI / Golden Hobby-Horse Grand Prix, FIPRESCI Prize
language: Polish
colouration: colour

The level of social awareness in Poland in the 1970s. The artist combines symbolic image with the alphabet and a poem deeply rooted in national tradition (Who are you?).

Freedom of The Leg
Wolność nogi
Poland 1988 / 10’
director: Piotr Dumała
screenplay: Piotr Dumała
cinematography: Grzegorz Świetlikowski, Krzysztof Męcina
editing: Henryka Sitek, Marek Lewandowski
music: Janusz Hajdun, Mariusz Stopnicki
visual design: Piotr Dumała
production: SMFF Se-Ma-For w Łodzi
language: no dialogues
colouration: b&w

A sleeping man suddenly falls apart. Parts of his body start living independent lives. In the morning, when the alarm clock goes off, they all return. The man is shocked to discover he is missing a leg, which left the room, choosing freedom.

Hedgehog In The Fog
Yozhik v Tumanye
USSR 1975 / 11’
director: Jurij Norstein
screenplay: Siergiej Kozłow
cinematography: Aleksander Żukowski
music: Michaił Merowicz
visual design: Jurij Norstein
production: Sojuzmultfilm
source of print: WGIK
awards: Frunze All-Union FF 1976 - Best Animated Film, Tehran CYFF 1976 - Best Animated Film
language: Russian
colouration: colour

A romantic story about a hedgehog lost in the fog. This adventure will leave an unforgettable trace in the small character’s memory.

USA 1986 / 5’
director: Zbigniew Rybczyński
screenplay: Zbigniew Rybczyński
cinematography: Zbigniew Rybczyński
editing: Alan Miller
music: John Lennon
production: Rebo / Rybczynski Production
source of print: Zbigniew Rybczyński - Zbigvision
awards: Cannes AFF 1987 – Silver Lion Award, Rio IFF 1987 – Special Award
language: English
colouration: colour

A music clip for one of the greatest hits by John Lennon – Imagine. The characters (filmed in a single shot) go from one room to another, as if passing from one stage of life into another.

Kitchen Sink
New Zealand 1989 / 14’
director: Alison Mac Lean
screenplay: Alison Mac Lean
cinematography: Stuart Jarosław Dryburgh
music: The Headless Chickens
cast: Theresa Healey, Peter Tait, Annagretta Christian
producer: Bridget Ikin
production: The Hibiscus Films, New Zealand Film Commission's Short Film Fund
awards: Fantasporto 1990 - najlepszy film krótkometrażowy / Best Short Film, Stiges IFF 1989, najlepszy film krótkometrażowy / Best Short Film, Tampere ISFF 1990, Grand Prix
language: English
colouration: b&w

A sinister tale of fear and desire. A new version of the story about Pygmalion with swapped roles. A woman changes a monster into a man and falls madly in love with him.  

Let’s go for a walk
Russia 2003 / 23’
director: Julia Kolesnik
screenplay: Julia Kolesnik
cinematography: Siergiej Pawlenko
music: With Fort
production: WGIK, Moskwa
source of print: WGIK
awards: Karlove Vary IFF 2003 - Best Student Film
language: Russian
colouration: colour

A soldier on a pass visits his girlfriend, but the situation has changed and it is unclear whether she is still his girlfriend or not anymore. This requires clarification.

Yugoslavia 1978 / 14’
director: Zdenko Gasparovic
screenplay: Zdenko Gasparovic
cinematography: Janez Japl, Bronislav Teslić
music: Erik Satie
visual design: Zdenko Gasparovic
music editing: Mladen Prebil, Miljenko Dorr
production: Zagreb Film
source of print: Zagreb Film
awards: Zagreb WFAF 1978 – Grand Prize
language: no dialogues
colouration: colour

An animated impression inspired by music by Erik Satie, French composer of the turn of the 19th and 20th century.

The End of The Season
Konec sezóny
Czech Republic 1997 / 9’
director: Tomáš Barína
screenplay: Tomáš Barína
cinematography: Tomáš Krívy
music: Tomáš Kubec
cast: Tomáš Masopust, Klára Jandová, Jaroslav Dušek
production: FAMU
source of print: FAMU
awards: Bucharest ISFF 1999 – Grand Prize, Mediawave 1999 –Jury Award
language: Czech
colouration: colour

The season’s over, the hotel is empty. A young boy who works there as a page decides to show his girlfriend all the beautiful rooms and suites. They will probably make love. For the first time.

Wild Duck Season
Sezon na kaczki
Poland 2006 / 19’
director: Julia Ruszkiewicz
screenplay: Julia Ruszkiewicz
cinematography: Paweł Dyllus
editing: Agnieszka Kowalczyk
music: Vlad Kuryluk
cast: Michał Włodarczyk, Kamil Grenda, Ewa Gorzelak, Adam Kamień
production: Wydział Radia i Telewizji Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach
source of print: Wydział Radia i Telewizji im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
awards: Camerimage 2009 – ZłoGolden Toadpole Award, Lille ISFF 2007 – Grand Prix, Aubagne MFF 2009 -Prix du Fiction, Zlin Dog 2007 – Best Film Award
language: Polish
colouration: colour

A story about a tragic accident. Perfect depiction of the world of children’s games. And a very difficult question: how to tell your parents that you did something bad, something really bad.

Working Women
Kobiety pracujące
Poland 1978 / 5’
director: Piotr Szulkin
screenplay: Piotr Szulkin
cinematography: Jacek Zygadło
editing: Agnieszka Bojanowska
music: Jerzy Maksymiuk
producer: Krystyna Szczęsna
production: WFO w Łodzi
source of print: Filmoteka Narodowa
awards: Oberhausen ISFF 1979 - Grand Prize
language: no dialogues
colouration: colour

Some short scenes depicting the life of women who perform difficult and monotonous work. Many hours of dull activity, regular rhythm of repetitive operations, never-ending cycle of moves.

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