Marcin, who is 26, is a colaholic. The fizzy beverage accompanied him during his play as a child, when doing homework and at school breaks. Quite imperceptibly, drinking Coca-Cola became as natural for him as having lunch or going out for a walk. In the style of a cartoon, Marcin Podolec shows the feeling of emptiness after breaking the addiction, no different from longing for rejected love, which is why this documentary animation was made in the convention of a romantic comedy.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Running time: 11
  • Year: 2018
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Marcin Podolec

Script: Marcin Podolec

Music: Rafał Samborski, Piotr Markowicz

Editing: Marcin Podolec

Production company: Marcin Podolec, Wiktoria Podolec


About the director:

Marcin Podolec

Marcin Podolec

Marcin Podolec – born in 1991 in Jarosław, Poland; comic artist, animator, currently works mostly on documentaries and biographies. A graduate (2015) of The Polish National Film School in Lodz (Animation department). His books are published by Kultura Gniewu; co-author of the comic albums: Captain Sheer (2010), Insight (2014) and Sometimes (2011), which was awarded The Comic Book of the Year in Poland; writer and illustrator of All Taken (2012) and Fugazi Music Club (2013), which was sold to several international publishers (Italy, France, Germany, Spain). His short animadoc A Documentary Film (2015) was screened and awarded at many film festivals, such as the DOK Lepizig, SICAF (Seoul) and Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. His next animated documentary, The Gentle Giant (2016), is his graduate film.


At festivals:

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

11th.International Animated Film Festival Animator 2018, Poland, 2018 (competition)

Animatou International Animation Film Festival 2018, Switzerland, 2018 (competition)

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival 2018, The Netherlands, 2018 (competition)

34th Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2018 (screening)

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

25th International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima, Poland, 2018 (competition)

15th Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia, 2018 (competition)

14th Athens Animfest, Greece, 2019 (competition)

10th Roanne animation short film festival – Ciné court animé, France, 2019 (competition)

NonStop Barcelona Animation Film Festival 2019, Spain, 2019 (competition)

21st Mecal Pro, Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival, Spain, 2019 (competition)

Monstronale Short Film Festival 2019, Germany, 2019 (competition)

The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2019, 2019 (competition)

XVIII Euganea Film Festival, Italy, 2019 (competition)

FEST — New Directors | New Films Festival 2019, Portugal, 2019 (competition)

20th ShorTS International Film Festival, 2019, Italy, 2019 (competition)

35th Cartoon Club - The Animation Cinema, Comics and Games Festival, Italy, 2019 (competition)

Anima Mundi Festival 2019, Brazil, 2019 (competition)

9th Supertoon International Animation Festival, Croatia, 2019 (competition)

10th ONE Country ONE Film International Festival, France, 2019 (competition)

16th ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival, Romania, 2019 (competition)

15th World Festival of Animated Film Varna, Bulgaria, 2019 (competition)

3rd Chaniartoon 2019 - International Comic & Animation Festival, Greece, 2019 (competition)

32nd Helsinki Intl Film Festival - Love & Anarchy, Finland, 2019 (screening)

3rd Festival of Animation Berlin, Germany, 2019 (competition)

Bit Bang Fest 2019, Argentina, 2019 (competition)

11th 3D Wire Animation Market and Festival, Spain, 2019 (competition)

16th BALKANIMA - European Animated Film Festival, Serbia, 2019 (competition)

Taichung International Animation Festival 2019, Taiwan, 2019 (competition)

International Animated Film Festival "Animaevka" 2019, Belarus, 2019 (Special Mention)

11th ReAnimania Film Festival, Armenia, 2019 (competition)

35th International Short FF Berlin, Germany, 2019 (competition)

21st Soria International Film Festival, Spain, 2019 (screening)

15th Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival, Canada, 2019 (competition)

17th Mumia - International Animation Film Festival, Brazil, 2019 (competition)

AFSAD 3rd International Film Festival, Turkey, 2019 (screening)

15th, AsterFest International Film Festival 2020, Macedonia, 2020 (competition)

Animaphix International Animated Film Festival 2020, Italy, 2020 (screening)

Animatricks Animation Festival 2020, Finland, 2020 (competition)

Big Cartoon Festival 2020, Russia, 2020 (competition)

ABIFF - Animation Bucharest International Film Festival, Romania, 2021 (competition)