III, a short animation by Marta Pajek, co-financed by Polish Film Institute, is one of 8 films from around the world that will compete for the Palme d'Or in the Short Films Competition at the 71th Cannes International Film Festival. Inny (The Other) short animation by Marta Magnuska will screen in Cinefondation section.
This year's Short Films Competition saw over 3943 submissions. Films in the Short Films Competition and Cinéfondation at this year's festival will be judged by a jury led by Bertrand Bonello. The festival team has selected eight films for the Competition lineup (seven narratives and one animation) from Australia, China, France, the United States, Iran, Japan, Poland, and Philippines. Poland will be represented by III, a short animation by Marta Pajek, produced by Animoon and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
These films are all in the running for the 2018 Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Bertrand Bonello, President of the Jury, at the official award ceremony of the 71th Cannes International Film Festival on May 19th.
A middle-aged woman and a man meet in a waiting room. He helps her to take off her heavy black fur coat, which turns out to be her only clothing. That's how their mutual game begins, based on alternately seducing and exposing each other. III is a portrait of a woman in an uneasy and exhausting relationship with a man which both attracts and repels them in equal measure. The film is the third part of the tryptych Impossible Figures and Other Stories.
Written and directed by Marta Pajek. The film was produced by Warsaw-based Animoon.
The Cinéfondation Selection has chosen 17 films this year (14 live-action and 3 animated films), from among the 2,426 submitted by film schools from all over the world. Fourteen countries from four continents will be represented. Twelve of the twenty-two directors selected for this program are women. Poland will be represented by Inny (The Other), a short animation by Marta Magnuska, produced by Lodz Film School and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
The jury will hand over the three Cinéfondation prizes at a ceremony preceding the screening of the awarded films on Thursday 17th May, in the Buñuel Theatre.
In anticipation of a mysterious visitor, those gathered wonder what he might look like and who he might be. The stranger materialises in their imagination and his presence becomes almost tangible. The initial enthusiasm of the crowd gives way to anxiety.
Directed by Marta Magnuska. Written by Marta Magnuska and Paulina Lewicka. The film was produced by Lodz Film School.
The 71st Cannes International Film Festival runs from May 8 through May 19, 2018.
Further details are available at: www.festival-cannes.com/fr/infos-communiques/communique/articles/les-selections-de-courts-metrages-au-71e-festival-de-cannes.
Based on the press release