Bagiński's film squeezes the most momentous events in Polish history into a thrilling eight-minute animated film that combine fact and legend in the most dynamic technology.
In his pressbook, Tomasz Bagiński poses the question: 'Do viewers who might see this film actually want a lesson in history? Or perhaps a fact sheet?' He is then quick to reply: 'Not at all. Viewers want thrills. Surprises. To travel to a different world. To be awed by images and music. Emotions. Even if they desire knowledge, then they most likely want an inside view into the Polish nation and to find out about what differs our country from others'.
The film skillfully depicts how dynamically Polish history developed, it also stresses the significance of intellectual values - from Copernicus to Mickiewicz - but most importantly, it uses a very precise, clear, figurative style. For instance, the issue of Partitions of Poland was depicted as being an effect of a game between neighbouring countries and experienced by the Poles as an earthquake. There are numerous similar solutions used in the film and the eight-minute presentation ends with a large theatre stage being filled with all the characters depicted in the film - nearly nine hundred of them. They are the participants of a continually developing process - one that is ongoing.
Text Author: Konrad J. Zarębski, www.culture.plRead More