Kill It and Leave This Town

Zabij To Wyjedz Z Tego Miasta (Kill It and Leave This Town)

Mariusz Wilczynski | 88:00 | 2020 | Poland

RATING: Mature
September 23 to October 4
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Fleeing from despair after losing those dearest to him, the hero hides in a safe land of memories, where time stands still and all those dear to him are alive. Over the years, a city grows in his imagination. One day, literary heroes and cartoon childhood idols, who in the consciousness of the successive generations are forever young and wearing short pants, come to live there, uninvited. When our hero discovers they have all grown old and that eternal youth does not exist, he decides to return to real life.
And the amazing characters living in his imagination lead him back to the real world.

Trailer: YouTube

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Mariusz Wilczynski

Mariusz Wilczynski

A self-taught artist who has been creating animated auteur cinema for over twenty years. Retrospectives of his films were held, among others, at MoMA in New York, National Museum of Brasília, Tokyo International Forum and The National Museum in Warsaw. His animations were shown at the National Gallery in London and at Berlinale. He also realises improvised live animation performances which he co-creates with symphony orchestras from Hong Kong, Paris, Tokyo, Geneva, Lviv and Warsaw. In 2007, the New York Times called him “one of the most important contemporary creators of artistic animation.” He is a professor of animation at the Film School in Łódź.

For the last 11 years, he has been working on “Kill It and Leave This Town.”

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