Morning. Woman wakes up, goes to the window and, to her surprise, notices her boyfriend kissing another woman on the street. Disoriented, she runs out of the apartment to confront him, but the man is not there anymore. In order to find him, she embarks on a lonely journey throughout the city, which with each subsequent street becomes more stifling and unsympathetic. The streets tighten, the people she passes seem to have hostile intentions towards her. Terrified, she watches as the world she knew changes, and more dangers lurk around every other corner. A lonely journey ends up bringing tragic consequences. Woman returns to her apartment, aware that nothing will be the same as before.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 8
  • Year: 2019
  • Color: colour

Director: Marta Koch

Script: Marta Koch

Music: Teoniki Rożynek

Editing: Sabina Filipowicz, Marta Koch

Sound: Teoniki Rożynek, Marta Koch

Production company: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna


About the director:

Marta Koch

Marta Koch

born in 1993 in Lodz, Poland. Currently 5th year student of Film Animation and Special Effects Department at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. Besides animated films she also works as a graphic designer, makes storyboards and movie posters. In her films she touches on various psychological topics such as loneliness, complicated interpersonal relationships, difficulties in trusting yourself and the world, the duality of human nature. 

At festivals:

Annecy International Animation Festival 2020, France, 2020 (competition)

Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020, USA, 2020 (competition)

21st ShorTS International Film Festival, Italy, 2020 (competition)

FEST - New Directors, New Films Festival, Portugal, 2020 (competition)

49th Kyiv International Film Festival «Molodist», Ukraine, 2020 (screening)

17th Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival, Italy, 2020 (Special Mention)

33rd Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland, 2020 (screening)

Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art 2020, Ukraine, 2020 (competition)

Sedicicorto Forlì International Film Festival 2020, Italy, 2020 (competition)

Animator - International Animated Film Festival 2020, Poland, 2020 (competition)

61st Brno 16, 2020, Czech Republic, 2020 (competition)

19th Lausanne Underground Film & Music, Switzerland, 2020 (competition)

Big Cartoon Festival 2020, Russia, 2020 (competition)

22th Wiesbaden International Festival of Animation, 2020, Germany, 2020 (competition)

44th Cinanima - International Animated Festival of Espinho, Portugal, 2020 (competition)

Bit Bang Fest 2020, Argentina, 2020 (competition)

62nd Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao (ZINEBI), Spain, 2020 (competition)

17th International Animated Film Festival Animateka, Slovenia, 2020 (competition)

33rd Premiers Plans - Angers Film Festival, France, 2021 (competition)

18th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2021 (competition)

23rd Mecal Pro, Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival, Spain, 2021 (screening)

Animatricks International Animation Festival 2021, Finland, 2021 (competition)

22nd Festival International du Film d’Aubagne - Music & Cinema, France, 2021 (screening)

33rd FilmFest Dresden International Short Film Festival, Germany, 2021 (screening)

International Animation Film Festival Tindirindis 2021, Lithuania, 2021 (competition)