In a small hotel there is a man who tries to stop the hunger for love by eating excessively. But his longing for his love, Susanne, will not be soothed by the plates full of meat cuts, vegetables and fruit. When the protagonist goes to the town in search for food, he accidentally hurts himself in the foot, which unexpectedly transforms into Susanne. Since then, they are to be inseparable. Still, this is just the beginning of a surreal story about loneliness, jealousy and love. Every single detail of this grotesque plasticine adaptation of Roland Topor’s short story enchants the audience.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Running time: 15
  • Year: 2019
  • Color: colour

Director: Izabela Plucińska

Script: Izabela Plucińska

DOP: Izabela Plucińska, Robert Kuźniewski

Production company: Clay Traces


About the director:

Izabela Plucińska

Izabela Plucińska

Born in Koszalin in Poland on 06.10.1974. She graduated from Lodz National Fine Arts Conservatory, National Polish Film School in Lodz and National German Film School “Konrad Wolf” Potsdam- Babelsberg. In 2004, her graduate film project "Jam Session" was selected for the short film competition at the Berlin Film festival 2005, when she has been awarded with Silver Bear. "Jam Session" has been presented on over 60 international festival and won a number of international prizes. In 2006, Izabela founded her own production company "Clay Traces" in Berlin when she is working with a team of young animators from different European countries. She has made "Breakfast" for Polish television. She has directed and produced “7 More Minutes” and "Marathon" in collaboration with Spela Cadez. "Esterhazy" is currently the biggest Izabela’s project (25 minutes, 3 years of production), coproduced by Donten & Lacroix Films Poland with participation of PISF, TVP S.A, European Media Program and, on the German side, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA and DEFA Stiftung.

At festivals:

59th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2019 (Golden Dragon)

Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019, France, 2019 (screening)

12. Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmów Animowanych Animator 2019, Polska, 2019 (competition)

Cardiff Animation Nights 2019, UK, 2019 (screening)

Encounters ISFF, UK, 2019 (competition)

2019 Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, 2019 (screening)

9th Stoptrik Film Festival, Slovenia, 2019 (Special Mention)

Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2019 (screening)

ANIMAGE – 10th International Animation Festival of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2019 (competition)

DOK Leipzig 2019, Germany, 2019 (competition)

REX Animation Film Festival 2019, Sweden, 2019 (competition)