The protagonist of the film is a woman who trips and falls, while rushing around the house. She gets up, only to discover, that her home has unusual features – it is built from paradoxes, filled with illusions and covered with patterns.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 15
  • Year: 2016
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Marta Pajek

Script: Marta Pajek

DOP: Marta Pajek

Music: Michelle Gurevich

Editing: Marta Pajek

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:

25th Trickfilm - Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany, (screening)

56th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2016 (SILVER HOBBY-HORSE for the director of the best animated film)

9th Animator International Film Festival, Poland, 2016 (The Polish Filmmakers Association Award for the Best Polish Film)

16th T-Mobile New Horizons IFF, Poland, 2016 (competition)

16th International Animation Festival in Japan - HIROSHIMA 2016, Japan, 2016 (competition)

40th Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, 2016 (competition)

26th Message to Man - International Film Festival, Russia, 2016 (“Centaur” for the Best Animated Film)

13th Balkanima European Animated Film Festival, Serbia, 2016 (Special Mention)

32nd Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2016 (screening)

23rd International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland, 2016 (Honour distinctions)

13th Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia, 2016 (Special Mention)

29th Premiers Plans Film Festival, France, 2017 (screening)

GLAS Animation Festival, 2017 (Grand Prix)

Tricky Women International Animation Filmfestival 2017, Austria, 2017 (3-month scholarship at Q21/MQ )

10th Glasgow Short Film Festival, 2017 (competition)

20th Holland Animation Film Festival, The Netherlands, 2017 (MovieZone Award)

Erarta MOTION PICTURES. International Festival of Shorts about Paintings 2017, Russia, 2017 (Special Mention of the Jury)

Visegrad Film Festival in Moscow 2017, Russia, 2017 (screening)

Go Short - International Short FF Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2017 (competition)

8th Golden Kuker Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2017 (competition)

24th Trickfilms Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany, 2017 (Grand Prix)

Anifilm - International Festival of Animated Film 2017, Czech Republic, 2017 (competition)

IndieLisboa – International Independent FF, Portugal, 2017 (competition)

Northwest Animation Festival 2017, USA, 2017 (competition)

14th VIS Vienna Independent Shorts, Austria, 2017 (Special Mention)

Animafest Zagreb 2017, Croatia, 2017 (competition)

Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA, 2017 (competition)

25th Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal, 2017 (screening)

5th International Animated Film Festival Insomnia, Russia Federation, 2017 (competition)

8th Anibar Animation Festival 2017, Kosovo, 2017 (competition)

2nd Turku Animation Film Festival, Finland, 2017 (competition)

16th Silhouette Short Film Festival, France, 2017 (competition)

11th Animaanima International Animation Festival, Serbia, 2017 (competition)

15th Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland, 2017 (Best Sound)

24th «KROK» International Animated Film Festival, Russia, 2017 (competition)

7th Quebec City Film Festival, Canada, 2017 (competition)

Encounters - 23rd Short Film & Animation Festival, UK, 2017 (screening)

Anima Syros International Animation Festival 2017, Greece, 2017 (competition)

1st ReAnima Film Festival, Norway, 2017 (competition)

19th FESTCURTASBH Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Brazil, 2017 (competition)

CinEast - Central and Eastern European FF, Luxembourg, 2017 (competition)

Animatou International Animation Festival 2017, Switzerland, 2017 (competition)

47th Alcine - Alcalá de Henares Film Festival, Spain, 2017 (segundo premio “ALCINE”)

3rd REX Animation Film Festival, Sweden, 2017 (competition)

36th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden, 2017 (competition)

19th Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation, Germany, 2017 (competition)

11th Big Cartoon Festival, Russia, 2017 (competition)

15th Annual Multivision Festival, Russia, 2017 (competition)

31st Leeds International Film Festival, UK, 2017 (competition)

X Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, 2017 (best sound)

21st Winterthur International Short Film Festival, Switzerland, 2017 (screening)

Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2017, Norway, 2017 (competition)

PÖFF Shorts Short Film and Animation Festival 2017, Estonia, 2017 (competition)

10th Animasivo Festival of Contemporary Animation, Mexico, 2017 (competition)

London International Animation Festival 2017, The United Kingdom, 2017 (competition)

10th Piccolo Festival Animazione, Italy, 2017 (competition)

InterAnima - International Festival of Animation and Interactivity 2018, Brazil, 2018 (screening)

Short Waves 2018, Poland, 2018 (competition)

30th Filmfest Dresden, Germany, 2018 (screening)

19th cellu l’art Short Film Festival, Germany, 2018 (screening)

Ars Electronica Festival 2018, Austria, 2018 (Honorary Mention)

Vladivostok Film Festival 2018, Russia, 2018 (competition)

Alexandre Trauner Art. / Film Festival 2018, Hungary, 2018 (competition)

Poland Now/Istanbul Modern, Turkey, 2018 (screening)

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

16th Mumia International Film Festival, Brasil, 2018 (competition)

Leuven Short Film Festival 2018, Belgium, 2018 (screening)

La Truca International Film Festival 2019, Colombia, 2019 (Winner Official Professional Selection)

Reykjavík Feminist Film Festival, Iceland, 2021 (screening)