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  • Sunday, Dec 3, 2017

    7:15 PM (79 mins)
    BAMPFA

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Polish Animation: Masters of Animation

  • Introduction by

    Russell Merritt is an adjunct professor in film studies at UC Berkeley; an animation expert, he is author, with J. B. Kaufman, of Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies.

The first program in our survey features masters of Polish animation and festival prizewinners from 1957 through 1984. Beginning with Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Lenica’s extravagantly imaginative Once upon a Time . . ., combining cartoon lines with live action and photographs; Witold Giersz’s Red & Black, with the two colors pitted against each other; and Kazimierz Urbanski’s Sweet Rhythms, about bees and those who care for them, the stage is set for experimentation for decades to come.

Films in this Screening

Once upon a Time...
(Byl sobie raz...)

Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Lenica, Poland, 1957

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 9 mins

Red & Black
(Czerwone i czarne)

Witold Giersz, Poland, 1963

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 6 mins

The Flag
(Sztandar)

Miroslaw Kijowicz, Poland, 1965

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 7 mins

Sweet Rhythms
(Stodkie rytmy)

Kazimierz Urbanski, Poland, 1965

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  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 7 mins

The Voyage
(Podroz)

Daniel Szczechura, Poland, 1970

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  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 7 mins

Son
(Syn)

Ryszard Czekata, Poland, 1970

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  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 10 mins

Solo in a Fallow Field
(Solo na ugorze)

Jerzy Kalina, Poland, 1981

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  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 7 mins

A Hard-Core Engaged Film. Non-camera
(Ostry film zaangazowany. Non-camera)

Julian Jozef Antonisz, Poland, 1979

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 8 mins

Tango

Zbigniew Rybczynski, Poland, 1980

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 8 mins

Splinters

Jerzy Kucia, Poland, 1984

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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 10 mins