Film is a painted story about the extraordinary nature of tango, which is not only erotic, full of desire or aggression, but mainly is full of sorrow. Tango is longing, it is „a sad thought that is danced“. It can reveal our most intimate stories, innermost longings and needs, our secrets. It triggers powerful emotions in film characters, great longing, grief and melancholy. They loose themselves in the dance trying to find some relief, going after something lost, unreachable and absent. They can never be satisfied though, always longing.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 5
  • Year: 2018
  • Color: colour

Director: Marta Szymańska

Script: Marta Szymańska

DOP: Marta Szymańska

Editing: Marta Szymańska

Sound: Bogdan Klat

Production company: PWSFTviT (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna)


About the director:

Marta Szymańska

Marta Szymańska

was born in 1991. She graduated from Art School in Warsaw specializing in Visual Advertising. Since 2010 she studies animation at Polish National Film School in Łódź. "Moko" is her latest film she made  at school.

At festivals:

Annecy 2018 International Animation Film Festival, France, 2018 (competition)

SICAF2018 Seoul International Animated Film Festival, Korea, 2018 (competition)

Viborg Animation Festival 2018, Denmark, 2018 (competition)

Kuandu International Animation Festival 2018, Taiwan, 2018 (competition)

10th ReAnimania International Animation Films and Comics Art Festival, Armenia, 2018 (competition)

Cinanima 2018, Portugal, 2018 (Special Mention)

London International Animation Festival 2018, The United Kingdom, 2018 (competition)

15th Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia, 2018 (screening)

38th ANIMA - Brussels Animation Films Festival, Belgium, 2019 (competition)

Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Festival 2019, Austria, 2019 (competition)

21st Ismailia Film Festival 2019, Egypt, 2019 (Artistic Creativity Award)

2nd International Student Film Festival USHQYN, Kazachstan, 2019 (competition)

26th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany, 2019 (competition)

Class Fest International Festival of Theater Schools, Moldova, 2019 (competition)

59th Zlin Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2019 (competition)

47th Huesca International Film Festival, 2019 (competition)

Melbourne International Animation Festival 2019, Australia, 2019 (competition)

Anima Mundi Festival 2019, Brazil, 2019 (competition)

17th Molise Cinema Film Festival, Italy, 2019 (competition)

Animation Now!, New Zealand International Film Festival 2019, New Zealand, 2019 (competition)

Imaginaria Film Festival 2019, Italy, 2019 (competition)

4th Baiqonyr International Short Film Festival, Kazakhstan, 2019 (screening)

FIKE Évora International Short-Film Festival, Portugal , 2019 (competition)

Quebec City Film Festival 2019, Canada, 2019 (competition)

5th Animaphix International Animated Film Festival, Italy, 2019 (competition)

Encounters ISFF, UK, 2019 (competition)

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

Animatou - International Animation Film Festival 2019, Switzerland, 2019 (competition)

14th ANIM'EST International Animation Film Festival, Romania, 2019 (competition)

IndieCork Festival 2019, Ireland, 2019 (competition)

BANJALUKA 2019 International Animated Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2019 (competition)

35th International Short FF Berlin, Germany, 2019 (competition)

Manchester Animation Festival 2019, UK, 2019 (competition)

Kaboom Animation Festival 2019, Netherlands, 2019 (screening)

21st Soria International Film Festival, Spain, 2019 (screening)

17th Anilogue International Animation, Hungary, 2019 (screening)

12th ANIMASIVO - Festival de Animación Contemporánea de la Ciudad de México, Mexico, 2019 (competition)

International Animation Film Festival "Tindirindis" 2019, Lithuania, 2019 (competition)

42nd Poitiers Film Festival, France, 2019 (competition)

XVI International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools Kinoproba, Russia, 2019 (screening)