The animated film by Tomek Popakul won yet another Grand Prix award. This time, the film was appreciated by the Jury of the French festival Premiers Plans.

The festival Premiers Plans, held in Angers, presents European films by young directors. There is no lack of feature, animated and documentary films in the programme. The viewers have the chance to watch the first films by promising film-makers as well as to get acquainted with a rich creative output of recognised directors, to whom a couple of retrospectives are dedicated.

In the programme of this year’s edition of the festival, you could find three Polish animated films: “The Little Soul” by Barbara Rupik, “The Hunt” by Mateusz Jarmulski and the award-winning “Acid Rain” by Tomek Popakul.

The animated film, awarded the Grand Prix, 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.