Such a Beautiful Town
Dir. Marta Koch / Poland / 2019 / 8’ / Warsaw premiere
Director: Marta Koch
Screenplay: Marta Koch
Animation: Marta Koch
Editing: Sabina Filipowicz, Marta Koch
Sound: Teoniki Rożynek, Marta Koch
Music: Teoniki Rożynek
Producers: Lodz Film School
Production: Lodz Film School
World sales: KFF Sales & Promotion
Morning. A woman wakes up, goes to the window and, to her surprise, notices her boyfriend kissing another woman on the street. Disoriented, she runs out of the apartment to confront him, but the man is not there anymore. In order to find him, she embarks on a lonely journey throughout the city, which with each subsequent street becomes more stifling and unsympathetic. The streets tighten, the people she passes seem to have hostile intentions towards her. Terrified, she watches as the world she knew changes, and more dangers lurk around every other corner. A lonely journey ends up bringing tragic consequences. The woman returns to her apartment, aware that nothing will be the same as before.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Annecy International Animation Festival, International Animated Film Festival Animateka, Premiers Plans - Angers Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, ShorTS International Film Festival, FEST - New Directors, New Films Festival, Kyiv International Film Festival «Molodist», Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival (Special Mention), Helsinki International Film Festival, Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Sedicicorto Forlì International Film Festival, International Animated Film Festival Animator, Brno 16, Lausanne Underground Film & Music, Big Cartoon Festival, Wiesbaden International Festival of Animation, Cinanima - International Animated Festival of Espinho, Bit Bang Fest, Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao (ZINEBI), IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Mecal Pro, Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival, Animatricks International Animation Festival
Born in 1993 in Lodz, Poland. A student of the Animated Film and Special Effects at the Film School in Lodz. Besides animated films she also works as a graphic designer, makes storyboards and movie posters. In her films she touches on various psychological topics such as loneliness, complicated interpersonal relationships, difficulties in trusting yourself and the world, and the duality of human nature.