Film screening: Kill It and Leave This Town, dir. Mariusz Wilczyński [PL, ENG]
A moving, dreamlike journey into a bizarre fantasy world full of past emotions. For his first feature-length animated film, Mariusz Wilczyński has turned his attention to his own biography and bares all. Rummaging irreverently and uninhibitedly through his own personal and collective memory, he populates the streets, trams and shops of the industrial city of Łódź with characters, scraps of memory and catchy tunes that take us back to his childhood world of the 1960s and 1970s. Literary characters, comic book heroes, family members and friends wander anachronistically through this gloomy labyrinth, comforting the protagonist and defying darkness and oblivion. Wilczyński pushes the style and poetry of his shorter films, which oscillate between children’s drawings and Gothic aesthetics, to the extreme, testing the limits of what can be projected by using every imaginable nuance between grey and black. The cinema becomes a cave in which the audience can give free rein to their own memories, too, and face them with wide open eyes.
The screening will be followed by a meeting with the director led by prof. Józef Robakowski.
The meeting will be held in Polish only.
The number of places is limited: 120 people
Entry to the show is possible after presenting a ticket or a pass for Fotofestiwal exhibitions.
Tickets can be collected in advance at the box office of the Szpulka cinema.