Hipopotamy / Hipopotamy
Piotr DumalaPoland / 2014 / 13' 0''
A few naked women and children are bathing in a river. They are being secretly observed by a group of men, who, at one point, decide to approach them, in a violent manner, as if inspired by the behaviour of hippopotamuses.
Piotr Dumała (1956) is a screenwriter, animator, set designer, teacher, graphic artist, illustrator, cartoonist, writer, critic, and actor. He graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and is a director of numerous animations, often addressing existentialistic questions, such as A Gentle Spirit (1985), Wolność nogi (1988), Franz Kafka (1991), Crime and Punishment (2000), and Las (2009). In his animations he uses a traditional stroke, and a plaster panel technique he invented by himself.
categoriesGrand Competition 3