In the student short film competition - Cinéfondation during the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival, the animations "The Little Soul" by Barbara Rupik, produced by the Film School in Łódź and "Roadkill" by Leszek Mozga will be shown.
Out of more than two thousand submissions to the 22nd edition of the Cinéfondation competition, seventeen films have been qualified, of which only three are animations and two are made by Polish artists. The president of the jury in the short film competition and Cinéfondation is the French director Claire Denis.
The film by Barbara Rupik is an extremely rich and artistic animation. The story begins somewhere on the banks of a river, where a dead body got stuck. Its decaying insides still envelop the soul - a miniature of the body of the deceased. The rotting organs come apart and a tiny figure forces its way through to the outside. Standing on the river bank, it says goodbye to its body and sets out on the journey to the posthumous world.
Still from the "Roadkill"
A film by a Polish director living in Great Britain was submitted to the Cannes festival by the UAL University in London. The animation was created entirely in Poland, where the artist spent most of his life, he also studied acting at the Film School in Łódź. "Roadkill" is a stop-motion animated thriller. In the world where deer are the dominating species. One alpha male goes for an evening car ride and has an unfortunate car accident.
More information about the film: https://roadkill.info/.
Last year, in the short film competition, the film "III" by Marta Pajek was shown, and in the competition Cinéfondation "The Other" by Marta Magnuska. The second Polish accent in the Cinéfondation competition was the film "Dots" by Eryk Lenartowicz, a graduate of the Gdynia Film School. The film was produced in Australia.
The 72nd Cannes Festival will take place from 14 to 25 May.
For more information, please visit the festival website: www.festival-cannes.com.