Toothless is an essay film with a narrative. It was constructed with the drawings of old anatomical books, some images from esoteric magazines and a bunch of public domain internet video’s soundtracks. Dragging from the individual to the collective unconscious, it tells the story of an existential journey: the journey of a toothless heroine in her pijamas.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 12
  • Year: 2021
  • Color: colour

Director: Andrea Guizar

Script: Andrea Guizar

DOP: Andrea Guizar

Music: Stephen Page, Eduard Higginbottom

Editing: Andrea Guizar

Sound: Rafał Nowak, Gabriel Herrera Torres, Krzysztof Stasiak

Production company: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna


About the director:

Andrea Guizar

Andrea Guizar

Andrea Guízar is filmmaker and visual artist born in 1989 in Mexico City. She has directed the films: Construction (2013), Mosaico, el vals del bazo (2015), Spa End of the World (2016),  A Cat’s Consciousness (2017) and Toothless (2021). She’s a graduate from the Animated Films and Special Effects Department at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. Andrea currently lives in Mexico and is part of SOMA’s educative programme.


2021 – Toothless

2017 – A Cat’s Consciousness

2016 – Spa End of the World

2015 – Mosaico, el vals del bazo

2013 – Construction

At festivals:

18th Morelia International Film Festival 2021, Mexico, 2021 (competition)

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

Tricky Women International Animation Film Festival, 2022, Austria, 2022 (competition)

Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France, 2022 (competition)

18th FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival 2022, Portugal, 2022 (Honorable Mention Silver Lynx Animation)

15th International Animation Festival Fest Anča, Slovakia, 2022 (screening)

The Inaugural Isiphethu International Student Film Festival, RPA, 2022 (competition)