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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2011 - 12.21 July

Sections & Films

THE LOST TOWN OF ŚWITEŹ

Category: Edition 2011

Synopsis

Based on the 19th-century epic poem by Poland’s greatest writer Adam Mickiewicz. A ghostly town deluged after a bloody massacre in medieval times, now lies at the bottom of a remote lake.

 

Sinossi

Basato sul poema epico del 19° secolo del grande scrittore polacco Adam Mickiewicz. Una città spettrale, inondata dopo un sanguinoso massacro in epoca medievale, si trova ora sul fondo di un lago in un luogo remoto.

 

Original Title ŚWITEŹ
Category Official Competition
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 21'
Nationality Canada, Denmark, France, Poland, Switzerland
Directed by Kamil Polak
Screenplay Kamil Polak
Script Kamil Polak
Editor Kamil Polak
Animation Wojciech Wawszczyk
Sound Luigi Allemano
Music Irina Bogdanovich
Produced by Stanislaw Dziedzic

the lost town of switez regKamil Polak
Born in Giżycko, Pologne in 1980, he studied classical music, ballet and painting at Warsaw College of Fine Arts. His love of story-telling brought him to film-making, and in animation he has found the opportunity to combine his classical training in drawing and painting with his love of music and rhythm, and to bring these together in one dramatic narrative. He studied directing at the world-renowned Łódź Film School. His film BIRTH OF A NATION is on the all-time great films reel of the School and has been widely sold to international television. He developed THE LOST TOWN OF ŚWITEŹ during his graduation year. Kamil was the Visual Effects Supervisor on PETER & THE WOLF animated film.

 

Kamil Polak
Nato a Giżycko, Polonia, nel 1980. Ha studiato musica classica, balletto e pittura all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Varsavia. L’amore per l’arte del racconto lo ha condotto al cinema. Nell’animazione, Kamil ha trovato l'opportunità di combinare la sua formazione classica in disegno e pittura con la passione per la musica e il ritmo, riunendo questi elementi in una narrazione drammatica. Kamil ha studiato regia presso la prestigiosa Scuola di Cinema di Łódź. Il suo cortometraggio BIRTH OF A NATION è entrato nell’albo dei migliori cortometraggi prodotti nella storia della scuola ed è stato venduto alle televisioni di tutto il mondo. Kamil ha realizzato THE LOST TOWN OF ŚWITEŹ durante l’ultimo anno di studi, ed è stato anche il supervisore degli effetti visivi del film animato PETER & THE WOLF.

 

Production
Festival contact
Human Ark
Czerniakowska 73/79, PL-00-718 Warszawa - Poland
phone +48 22 2277788
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World sales
Weltvertrieb
New Europe Film Sales, Slowicza 12/2, PL-05-075 Warszawa - Poland
phone +48 600 173205
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