Middle aged woman and man meet in a waiting room. Slowly, they get closer. He helps her take off her heavy, black fur coat that covers her naked body. That’s how the game between them begins: they keep seducing and exposing themselves. Their hands reach inside their bodies in which organs resemble floral forms.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 12
  • Year: 2018
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Marta Pajek

Script: Marta Pajek

Music: Aleksandra Gryka

Editing: Marta Pajek

Sound: Michał Jankowski

Production company: Animoon


About the director:

Marta Pajek

Marta Pajek

Film director, graphic artist and painter. She was born in 1982 in Kielce. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, she studied at the Animated Film Studio headed by Jerzy Kucia. She also participated in a traineeship under the tutorship of Priit Pärn at the Turku Arts Academy in Finland. She has directed short animations, such as After Apples (2004) and Behind the Wall (2005), and an award-winning film Sleepincord (2011). She lives and works in Warsaw.

At festivals:

71st Festival de Cannes, France, 2018 (competition)

58th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2018 (Silver Hobby-Horse)

World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb 2018, Croatia, 2018 (competition)

Annecy 2018 International Animation Film Festival, France, 2018 (competition)

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

Melbourne International Film Festival 2018, Australia, 2018 (competition)

Silhouette Film Festival 2018, France, 2018 (competition)

Turku Animated Film Festival 2018, Finland, 2018 (competition)

FANTOCHE International Animation Film Festival 2018, Szwitzerland, 2018 (competition)

Message to Man IFF, Russia, 2018 (competition)

Lille International Short Film Festival 2018, France, 2018 (competition)

ReAnima 2018 International Animation Film Festival Bergen, Norway, 2018 (Best Professional Film)

Paris International Animation Festival 2018, France, 2018 (competition)

42nd Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, 2018 (Best Design)

13th ANIM'EST international animation film festival, Romunia, 2018 (Special Mention)

15th European Animated Film Festival BALKANIMA 2018, Serbia, 2018 (competition)

CinEast - Central and Eastern European FF, Luxembourg, 2018 (competition)

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

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

7th La Orquídea Film Festival, Ecuador, 2018 (competition)

Bucheon International Animation Festival 2018, Korea, 2018 (competition)

Seminci - Valladolid IFF, Spain, 2018 (competition)

37th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden, 2018 (competition)

28th Festival Curta Cinema 2018 – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brazil, 2018 (competition)

Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2018, Norway, 2018 (competition)

16th International Festival of Animation Arts “Multivision”, Russia, 2018 (competition)

41st Denver Film Festival, USA, 2018 (competition)

Animated Spirits - New Animation from Europe Film Festival 2018, USA, 2018 (screening)

AFI FEST 2018, USA, 2018 (competition)

15th Seville European Film Festival, Spain, 2018 (competition)

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

2018 PÖFF Shorts, Estonia, 2018 (competition)

Fem&ist Films Festival 2018, Australia, 2018 (competition)

London International Animation Festival 2018, The United Kingdom, 2018 (competition)

15th Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia, 2018 (Jury Grand Prix)

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

Les Arcs Film Festival, 2018, France, 2018 (competition)

42nd Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden, 2019 (competition)

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2019, France, 2019 (competition)

38th ANIMA - Brussels Animation Films Festival, Belgium, 2019 (Press Award for Best Short Film)

12th Glasgow Short Film Festival, UK, 2019 (competition)

Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Festival 2019, Austria, 2019 ( TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES Award)

43th Hong Kong International Film Festival, China, 2019 (screening)

GLAS Animation Festival 2019, USA, 2019 (competition)

24th Vilnius Film Festival, Lithuania, 2019 (competition)

AnimaKom Fest 2019, Spain, 2019 (Jury Special Mention)

IFEMA - International Female Film Festival Malmö 2019, Sweden, 2019 (screening)

11th Go Short - International Short Film Festival, The Netherlands, 2019 (competition)

Angouleme Short Film Festival 2019, France, 2019 (screening)

26th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany, 2019 (competition)

Anifilm 2019, Czech Republic, 2019 (competition)

Rooftop Films 2019, USA, 2019 (screening)

VIS Vienna Shorts 2019, Austria, 2019 (competition)

Al Este Film Festival 2019, Peru, 2019 (screening)

35th Hamburg International Short Film Festival, 2019 (competition)

12th Fest Anca International Animation Festival, Slovakia, 2019 (competition)

An Ordinary Day Film Festival 2019, Sweden, 2019 (competition)

12th Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Ukraine, 2019 (screening)

Victory International Film Festival 2019, USA, 2019 (competition)

Animated Spirits Festival Tokyo 2019, Japan, 2019 (competition)

Animatou - International Animation Film Festival 2019, Switzerland, 2019 (competition)

16th Annual Rennes International Fantastic Short Film Festival - Court Métrange, France, 2019 (competition)

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

30th Ljubljana International Film Festival, Slovenia, 2019 (competition)

Ljubljana International Film Festival,Slovenia, 2019 (screening)

5th Brussels International Film Festival, Belgium, 2019 (competition)

12th ANIMASIVO - Festival de Animación Contemporánea de la Ciudad de México, Mexico, 2019 (competition)

International Animation Film Festival "Tindirindis" 2019, Lithuania, 2019 (competition)

17th Cinedans Festival, Netherlands, 2020 (competition)

32 FILMFEST DRESDEN - International Short Film Festival, Germany, 2020 (screening)

Animatricks Animation Festival 2020, Finland, 2020 (competition)

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

36th interfilm, International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany, 2020 (screening)

Reykjavík Feminist Film Festival, Iceland, 2021 (screening)

Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Animation Festival 2021, Austria, 2021 (screening)

19th Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland, 2021 (screening)