“Prince in a Pastry Shop” is a seemingly humorous story about happiness. Because “with happiness there are only troubles,” says the Not-So-Little Prince, and he multiplies the examples of these troubles. His interlocutor is Prickly Pear, the embodiment of carefree, light-heartedness, simple joy of life, but at the same time a lively, intelligent mind that can make the Prince take a back step in his conversation. This philosophical parable about a couple eating cakes in a cafe touches upon fundamental issues that are close to everyone – the elusiveness of happiness, the fact that we are not always able to perceive it, let alone experience it as fully as possible.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 16
  • Year: 2020
  • Color: colour

Director: Katarzyna Agopsowicz

Script: Katarzyna Agopsowicz, Marek Bieńczyk

Music: Marcin Wasilewski

Editing: Przemysław Świda

Sound: SOUND MIND STUDIO, Jan Rey, Michał Fojcik M.P.S.E., Wojciech Iskierka

Production company: EGoFILM


About the director:

Katarzyna Agopsowicz

Katarzyna Agopsowicz

The scriptwriter and the director of animated films. A graduate of the Faculty of Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. In 2005, she graduated Animated Film Studies where she worked under the supervision of Professor Jerzy Kucia. For her diploma film "Tomorrow", she received, among others, the main prize at the Koszalin Festival of Film Debuts "Young and Film". She has collaborated with many filmmakers in the production of films, including as director’s assistant and animator on the film "Fugue for Cello, Trumpet and Landscape" by Jerzy Kucia. Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the President of the City of Krakow and the Polish Filmmakers Association. Member of the Polish Filmmakers Association and the International Association of Animated Film Makers ASIFA.   

At festivals:

24th International Encounters Traverse, France, 2021 (screening)

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

World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb 2021, Croatia, 2021 (competition)

14th International Animated Film Festival Animator, Poland, 2021 (3rd Prize (Bronze Pegasus))

20th Monstra - Lisbon Animation Film Festival, Portugal, 2021 (competition)

19th Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival, Italy, 2021 (competition)

Encounters Film Festival 2021, United Kingdom, 2021 (competition)

21. i-Fest International Festival in Castrovillari, 2021, Italy, 2021 (competition)

17. World Festival of Animated Film in Varna, 2021, Bulgaria, 2021 (competition)

14th CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxembourg, 2021 (competition)

Taichung International Animation Festival, 2021, Taiwan, 2021 (competition)

16th Anim'est, 2021, Romania, 2021 (competition)

Polish Film Festival Los Angeles 2021, USA, 2021 (competition)

Leeds International Film Festival, United Kingdom, 2021 (competition)

Etiuda&Anima, 2021, Poland, 2021 (Special Mention)

14th Piccolo Festival Animazione, 2021, Italy, 2021 (competition)

18. International Animated Film Festival Animateka, 2021, Slovenia, 2021 (screening)

Summerfest Sonoma International Film Festival in California, 2021, USA, 2021 (competition)

Cork IFF Short Film Season, Ireland, 2022 (screening)

Linz International Short Film Festival 2022, Austria, 2022 (competition)

The Pigeon International Film Festival, Iceland, 2022 (Best Animated Picture)