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POLAND | 88 minutes | 2020
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” ScreendailyIn collaboration with the Sommets du cinéma d’animation
Berlin Film Festival: EncountersJury award - Annecy Festival
Kill It and Leave this Town (2020) - Debut feature filmShort 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)
For all its immaculate beauty, Slovakian director Ivan Ostrochovský’s sophomore feature rumbles with a serious threat: that of the late Cold War...
SLOVAKIA, ROMANIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, IRELAND | 81 minutes | 2020
Eastern Ukraine, 2025. The war is barely over and PTSD-afflicted ex-soldier Sergiy is having trouble adjusting. Almost by chance, he joins a group of...
UKRAINE | 109 minutes | 2019
Muzi, 22, returns to her hometown of Hangzhou. Her parents, now separated, have both moved on. She, in turn, hovers between past and present, flight and...
CHINA, HONG KONG | 101 minutes | 2020
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