After recent success in Spain, Austria and Italy, „Declaration of Immortality” by Marcin Koszałka has been awarded at Bristol Encounters International Short and Animated Film Festival.

Bristol Encounters International Short and Animated Film Festival came to an end 20th of November. The Documentary Awards went to “Declaration of Immortality” directed by Marcin Koszałka. As the Festival Jury claimed, “with a spectacular cinematography and a mise-en-scène, [this is] a moving story about age and immortality, the interaction between the filmmaker and the character”

In his film Marcin Koszałka returns to a forgotten genre, namely a mountain film. The protagonist of his story is Piotr “Mad” Korczak, somewhere in the background there is his rival Andrzej Marcisz. The director focuses on the decline of the career of the great master, provoking his reflection on his future life, when he will no longer be able to climb mountains. It’s a moving story about inability to come to terms with old age and about desire of immortality.

More about the festival can be found at www.encounters-festival.org.uk.