LOVE IN TIMES OF COAL-BASED ECONOMY

MIŁOŚĆ W CZASACH GOSPODARKI OPARTEJ NA WĘGLU

A prehistoric fish takes the first step on dry land. A cuddling T-Rex couple is about to become extinct. Meanwhile in Poland, it is 1963, and the Winter of the Century is in full swing. Chimneys cheerfully spit out clouds of black smoke. A young coal loader is madly in love with a beautiful crane operator. The heat of his love will not let him freeze while he trudges through snow drifts guided by wild desire. Our hero and heroine, still totally unaware of global warming and excessive CO2 emissions, will play their parts in a human comedy of love and death.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 12
  • Year: 2021
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Tomasz Siwiński

Script: Tomasz Siwiński

Music: Kamil Pawłowski, Szymon Cherbuś

Editing: Tomasz Siwiński

Sound: Michał Fojcik

Production company: Letko

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About the director:

Tomasz Siwiński

Tomasz Siwiński

Tomasz Siwiński (born 1982) is an animation director specializing in painting technique. He graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (Poland) where he studied Painting and Animation lectured by Jerzy Kucia. In 2014 he directed a short film A Blue Room. It had the world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Also received awards at Curtas Vila do Conde (Portugal), Krakow Film Festival (Poland) and many others. In addition to his original films, he also makes documentary animations, such as Moczarski’s Case (Vimeo Staff Pick).
His films have been presented at numerous festivals , e.g. in Annecy, Clermont- Ferrand, Cannes, Hiroshima, Zagreb, Uppsala, Hong Kong.

Filmography:

TV-Set / Telewizor (2005)
Crow / Kruk (2006)
The Man with a Hole / Człowiek z dziurą (2006)
Little Black Square / Mały czarny kwadrat (2007)
A Blue Room / Niebieski pokój (2014)
Moczarski’s Case / Sprawa Moczarskiego (2016)
Olga’s Diamond / Diament Olgi (2019)
Love in Times of Coal Based Economy / Miłość w czasach gospodarki opartej na węglu (2021)

At festivals:

Dhaka Film Festival 2021, Bangladesh, 2021 (competition)

61st Krakow Film Festival, 2021, Poland, 2021 (competition)

14th International Animated Film Festival Animator, Poland, 2021 (competition)

Etiuda&Anima, 2021, Poland, 2021 (competition)

World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb 2022, Croatia (competition)