Maska / Maska
Quay BrothersUnited Kingdom, Poland / 2010 / 24' 0''
Europa Cinema, 20:00 h
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 22:00 h
Maska is the latest animated film of Quay brothers, directors and puppet animators, with the music composed by Krzysztof Penderecki. The screenplay is the adaptation of Stanisław Lem’s novel of the same title. The action of Maska is set in a technologically developed but, at the same time, feudal world. Beautiful Duenna was created in order to carry out a certain mission. However, she will be forced to choose between accomplishing the task she was created for and love.
The twins Timothy and Stephen Quay (1947, USA) studied at the Philadelphia College of Art, then later in London at the Royal College of Art. In 1980 they formed Koninckstudio with colleague Keith Griffiths and since then they have produced a hybrid variety of puppet animation film work: documentaries on Stravinsky, Janáček, interludes, commercials, as well as films inspired by the writings of Kafka, Bruno Schulz and Robert Walser. Their extensive filmography brings out dreamlike and fantastic worlds. Besides the renowned films from the 80s, The Cabinet of Jan Švankmajer (1984), Street of Crocodiles (1986), their recent films are Inwentorium śladów (2009), Eurydice... She, So Beloved (2007), The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (2005), The Phantom Museum (2002), In Absentia (2000), The Sandman (2000), Institute Benjamenta or This Dream People Call Human Life (1995).
Se-ma-for Film Production / Polish Cultural Institute
Quay Brothers based on the short story "Maska" by Stanislaw Lem
categoriesGrand Competition 2