A dead body became stuck by a river bank. Its decaying insides still hide a human soul – a miniature of the deceased. Rotting organs part and a tiny creature gets out. Standing on the river bank, it says goodbye to the corpse and sets off on a journey through the post-mortem land.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Polska
  • Running time: 9
  • Year: 2019
  • Color: colour

Director: Barbara Rupik

Script: Barbara Rupik

Music: Maurycy Raczyński

Editing: Barbara Rupik

Sound: Barbara Rupik


About the director:

Barbara Rupik

Barbara Rupik

Born in 1992. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Currently she is studying Animated Film and Special Effects at the Polish National Film School in Lodz.

At festivals:

72nd Festival de Cannes, France, 2019 (III Prize, Cinefondation)

59th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2019 (competition)

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

68th Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, 2019 (competition)

25th Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2019 (screening)

14th Shorts México - Mexico International Short Film Festival, Mexico, 2019 (competition)

9th Stoptrik Film Festival, Slovenia, 2019 (competition)

Kaohsiung Film Festival 2019, Taiwan, 2019 (competition)

Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2019 (screening)

Bucheon International Animation Festival 2019, South Korea, 2019 (competition)

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

43rd International Animated Film Festival CINANIMA 2019, Portugal, 2019 (competition)

Fête de l’anim 2019, France, 2019 (competition)

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

12th ANIMASIVO - Festival de Animación Contemporánea de la Ciudad de México, Mexico, 2019 (Special Mention in International Student Section)

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

2019 Animateka - International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia, 2019 (competition)

18th Sommets du cinéma d'animation, Canada, 2019 (competition)

CineMAiubit International Student Film Festival, 2019, Romania, 2019 (Best Film Award)

10th SHORTZ Festival, Serbia, 2020 (competition)

32nd Premiers Plans Film Festival, France, 2020 (competition)

Slamdance, USA, 2020 (Animated Shorts Grand Jury Prize)

42nd Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France, 2020 (competition)

Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Festival 2020, Austria, 2020 (competition)

16th Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey, 2020 (screening)

25th Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania, 2020 (competition)

22nd Mecal Pro, Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival, Spain, 2020 (competition)

Filmfort Festival 2020, USA, 2020 (screening)

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

La Guarimba 2020, Italy, 2020 (competition)

29th Florida Film Festival, USA, 2020 (competition)

18th International Animation Festival in Japan - HIROSHIMA 2020, Japan, 2020 (screening)

31th Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil, 2020 (competition)

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

Odense International Film Festival 2020, Denmark, 2020 (competition)

International Animation Festival Fest Anča 2020, Slovakia, 2020 (Special Mention)

Busan International Short Film Festival 2020, South Korea, 2020 (competition)

L'Etrange Festival 2020, France, 2020 (competition)

Leiden Shorts 2020, Netherlands, 2020 (competition)

Festival Stop Motion Montréal 2020, Canada, 2020 (competition)

World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb 2020, Croatia, 2020 (competition)

IndieCork 2020, Irland, 2020 (competition)

Victoria TX Indie Film Fest, USA, 2020 (competition)

Phenomena Festival 2020, Brazil, 2020 (competition)