While waiting for the arrival of the mysterious newcomer, people keep on guessing who is he. The blury vision of the stranger takes shape the way his presence feels almost real. The initial excitement of the crowd turns into anxiety.

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

Director: Marta Magnuska

Script: Marta Magnuska, Paulina Lewicka

DOP: Marta Magnuska

Music: Anna Nowak

Editing: Ewa Golis

Production company: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna


About the director:

Marta Magnuska

Marta Magnuska

She is an animator, director and illustrator. Marta graduated from the Faculty of Graphics and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź in editorial design and illustration. Participated in the student exchange programs with Universidade de Belas-Artes in Lisbon and Animationinstitut Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg in Ludwigsburg. Her former short films “Foreign Body” and “The Other” screened at the most prestigious festivals worldwide including Cannes, Annecy IAFF and Clermont Ferrand ISFF to list just a few. Marta Magnuska lives and works in Berlin.


2016 – Foreign Body

2018 – The Other

2022 – Misaligned

At festivals:

71st Festival de Cannes, France, 2018 (competition)

58th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2018 (competition)

World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb 2018, Croatia, 2018 (competition)

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

Show Me Shorts Polish Short Films Night, New Zeland, 2018 (screening)

Silhouette Film Festival 2018, France, 2018 (competition)

Viborg Animation Festival 2018, Denmark, 2018 (competition)

10th International Festival of Animated Film TOFUZI, Georgia, 2018 (competition)

34th Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2018 (screening)

9th Telluride Horrow Show 2018, USA, 2018 (screening)

Riga International FF, Latvia, 2018 (competition)

5th Riga International Film Festival, Latvia, 2018 (competition)

11th Banjaluka International Animation Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2018 (competition)

38th Cambridge Film Festival, The United Kingdom, 2018 (competition)

41st Denver Film Festival, USA, 2018 (competition)

Animated Spirits - New Animation from Europe Film Festival 2018, USA, 2018 (screening)

60th International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao ZINEBI, Spain, 2018 (competition)

Manchester Animation Festival 2018, The United Kingdom, 2018 (competition)

interfilm - 34th International Short Film Festival, Germany, 2018 (competition)

17th Les Sommets du Cinema d'Animation - Montreal International Festival, Canada, 2018 (competition)

Bilbao European Schools Zinema Fest 2018, Spain, 2018 (competition)

15th Kinofilm, Manchester International Short Film & Animation Festival, The United Kingdom, 2018 (screening)

41st Poitiers Film Festival, France, 2018 (competition)

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

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

Cinemaiubit International Student Film Festival, Romania, 2018 (competition)

23rd Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2019 (screening)

15th Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey, 2019 (competition)

IFEMA - International Female Film Festival Malmö 2019, Sweden, 2019 (screening)

10th Chalon Tout Court Festival, France, 2019 (competition)

31st Filmfest Dresden, Germany, 2019 (screening)

48th Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany, 2019 (competition)

Between Women Filmmakers Caravan 2019, Lebanon, 2019 (screening)

Anifilm 2019, Czech Republic, 2019 (competition)

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

21st Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, 2019 (competition)

12th Fest Anca International Animation Festival, Slovakia, 2019 (competition)

27th Curtas Vila do Conde Short Film Festival, Portugal, 2019 (screening)

34th ALPINALE Short Film Festival, Austria, 2019 (competition)

Turku Animated Film Festival 2019, Finland, 2019 (competition)

Encounters ISFF, UK, 2019 (competition)

8th Primanima World Festival of First Animations 2019, Hungary, 2019 (competition)

ReAnima - Bergen International Animation Festival 2019, Norway, 2019 (competition)

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

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

23rd International Encounters Traverse, France, 2020 (competition)

36th interfilm, International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany, 2020 (screening)