The Lost Town of Switez
Stanislaw Dziedzic, Zbigniew Zmudzki, Kamil Polak, Eliza Oczkowska, Luc Toutounghi, Denis Friedman, Pawel Partyka, Marcin Lunkiewicz
In 19th-century Poland, a traveller loses his way in the forest one stormy night, then witnesses the last days of a medieval town under attack by ruthless warriors. Are the knights on galloping steeds and the hail of fiery arrows mere figments of his imagination? The Lost Town of Switez transports viewers into an apocalyptic fantasy world. But out of the horror of a massacre, the most delicate flowers bloom.
Screened at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival, the film is based on an epic poem by renowned Polish writer Adam Mickiewicz. The grandiose tale is propelled by the music of Irina Bogdanovitch. Kamil Polak has used advanced computer-assisted animation techniques to create a rich visual universe inspired by religious iconography and Polish romantic painting.
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