DOUBLE VICTORY OF "ACID RAIN" AT THE ANIMATEKA
The animated film by Tomek Popakul won the Grand Prix award at the International Animated Film Festival Animateka. The film was recognised not only by the jurors, but it also conquered the hearts of the viewers and won the audience award.
Animateka is one of the most interesting animated film festivals held in Central Europe. The festival takes place at the beginning of December and lasts six days long. Every year, the organizers present to the audience the most important animated films made by film-makers from all over the world.
Traditionally, there was no lack of the screenings of Polish animated films in Ljubljana. In addition to the award-winning "Acid Rain," in the programme of the festival, there were also: "Leather" by Karolina Borgiasz, "Sunset" by Marcin Giżycki, "Guilt" by Marcjanna Urbańska, "The Hunt" by Mateusz Jarmulski, "The Little Soul" by Barbara Rupik, "Journey to the Magic Waterfall" by Bogna Kowalczyk, "Portrait of Suzanne" by Izabela Plucińska and "Metro" by Natalia Krawczuk.
The award-winning film by Tomek Popakul is set somewhere in Eastern Europe. Młoda runs away from home, as far away from the grey reality as possible. The initial excitement of the hitch-hiking journey subsides when she ends up on the outskirts of the city in the middle of the night. On the bridge, she notices a figure dangerously balancing on the railing. This is how she meets Chudy, a little bit unbalanced freak. Chudy lives in a recreational vehicle which he drives in order to attend to his not necessarily legal errands. Młoda decides to join Chudy. Their road together takes them to increasingly strange regions, and an unnamed bond quickly forms between them.
You can find more information about the festival on its website.