During this year's edition of the Message to Man International Film Festival, the retrospective of one of the most interesting Polish animated film-makers, Izabela Plucińska, will be held. The programme includes the screening of six films by the director.

The Message to Man International Film Festival is one of the oldest and the most popular Russian film festivals. The programme of the event includes short feature and animated films as well as documentary films.  

In addition to the competition and non-competing sections, retrospectives of award-winning and talented directors are a very important part of the festival programme. This year, Izabela Plucińska will have a review of her work. The viewers will watch six animated films by the Polish director: "Esterhazy,"  "Afternoon," "Darling," "Evening," "7 more minutes" and "Marathon." After the screening, the meeting with the animated film-maker is held.

Izabela Plucińska was born in 1974 in Koszalin. She studied animated film at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz and graphics and design at the local Academy of Fine Arts, also at the Film & Television Academy (HFF) "Konrad Wolf' in Potsdam. From among numerous plasticine animated films, her most successful film was Jam Session (2005), honoured with countless awards, including the Silver Bear for short film at the festival in Berlin. Currently, she lives in Berlin, where she runs her own production company Claytraces.

You can find more information about the festival on its official website.