A short story about loneliness, maladjustment and the desperate need of closeness, set in a severe winter landscape. Bernard faces the stereotype of an animal predator, one you wouldn’t cross paths with. Feeling resigned, he tries to express the truth about his isolation, and suppress the call of nature in him.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 6
  • Year: 2017
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Anna Oparkowska

Script: Łukasz Kacprowicz, Anna Oparkowska

Music: Mikołaj Trzaska

Editing: Tomasz Halski

Production company: Gs Animation


About the director:

Anna Oparkowska

Anna Oparkowska

Graduated from Academy of Art in Gdansk with a diplomma in animation. Experienced illustrator and graphic designer. She’s been working with Grupa Smacznego for 5 years on such projects as Mami Fatale, Bear Me, Basia and others, in storyboarding, 2D animation, visual development. Bernard is her original short and her directorial debut.

At festivals:

14th Balkanima European Animated Film Festival, Serbia, 2017 (competition)

14th Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia, 2017 (screening)

Trieste FF, Italy, 2018 (competition)

Tampere Film Festival 2018, Finland, 2018 (competition)

MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival 2018, Portugal, 2018 (competition)

58th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2018 (competition)

In The Palace International Short FF, Bulgaria, 2018 (competition)

Anima Mundi Festival 2018, Brazil, 2018 (competition)

33rd ALPINALE Short Film Festival, Austria, 2018 (competition)

24rd Encounters Festival, The United Kingdom, 2018 (competition)

59th Brno 16 International Short Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2018 (competition)

11th Banjaluka International Animation Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2018 (competition)

Manchester Animation Festival 2018, The United Kingdom, 2018 (competition)

2018 PÖFF Shorts, Estonia, 2018 (competition)

17th Les Sommets du Cinema d'Animation - Montreal International Festival, Canada, 2018 (competition)

Shorts That Are Not Pants 2018, Canada, 2018 (competition)

30th Aguilar de Campoo International Short Film Festival, Spain, 2018 (competition)

16th BOGOSHORTS - Bogotá Short Film Festival, Colombia, 2018 (competition)

PequeFilmes 2019. International Children Film Festival of Galicia, Spain, 2019 (competition)

11th Tehran International Animation Festival, Iran, 2019 (competition)

19th Europe on Screen Festival, Indonesia, 2019 (competition)

29th MEDIAWAVE - International Film and Music Gathering, Hungary, 2019 (competition)

Tripoli Film Festival 2019, 2019 (competition)

Quebec City Film Festival 2019, Canada, 2019 (screening)

34th Leeds International Film Festival, UK, 2020 (screening)