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POLAND | 88 minutes | 2020

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Mariusz Wilczynski, who grew up in beaten-down, 80s-era Poland, delivers his first animated feature. Here, he returns to a land that exists only in his mind and memories and whose fractured chronology reflects a fractured reality. Kill It and Leave This Town is a deep dive into the artist’s psyche and the events of a dream life punctuated by jazz, surrealism, history and a sense of the macabre. The visuals are hand-drawn, twitchy and jaw- droppingly inventive. A visceral, unforgettable experience featuring the voices of some top- notch Polish actors (Krystyna Janda, Andrzej Chyra).

In its most poignant, resonant moments, the film feels both devastatingly personal and affectingly revelatory” Screendaily

In collaboration with the Sommets du cinéma d’animation

Berlin Film Festival: Encounters
Jury award - Annecy Festival

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Marius Wilczynski

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Kill It and Leave this Town (2020) - Debut feature film

Short Films:
Kizi Mizi (2007)
Death to Five / ?mier? na pi?? (2005)
Unfortunately / Niestety (2004)
In the Stillness of the Night / W?ród nocnej ciszy (2000)
For My Mother and Me / Mojej Mamie i sobie (2000)
From the Green Hill / Mojej Mamie i sobie (1999)
Chop, Chop, Chop, Chopin… / Szop, Szop, Szop, Szop?… (1999)
Times Have Passed / Czasy przesz?y (1998)
Allegro ma non troppo (1998)

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Marius Wilczynski
  • Producer Agnieszka Scibior
  • Cast Krystyna Janda, Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska

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