A showcase of Polish animated films dealing with the subject of sex and intimacy, which, although hidden under the surface of largely constrained social life under the communist regime in Poland, not only flourished, but also became the way of expressing personal freedom for many frustrated citizens.
The topic is transformed artistically, and often ironically, by the leading Polish animators such as Piotr Dumala, Ryszard Czeczot or Ryszard Antoniszczak. Introduced by our very own Director, Nag Vladermersky.
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Wedding (Andrzej Czeczot, 1977)
A wedding table as a bed or tales from a married life in a mocking eye of Andrzej Czeczot.
Night Flights (Marian Cholerek, 1978)
Even during the most intimate moments a man can feel a sudden urge to… fly.
Sexi Lola Automatic (Ryszard Antoniszczak, 1978)
Sexi Lola Automatic – do it yourself!
Tapestry Xiii (Andrzej Czeczot, 1978)
“Like water and bread that’s how I need a friend!”
The Life Of Insects Or A Bumblebee Flight (Zofia Oraczewska, 1979)
Amorous conquests of a bumblebee that flies from a flower to flower. But it cannot last forever…
The Hunt, The Hunt (Marian Cholerek, 1980)
Stag season is officially open!
Tapestry Xvi (Andrzej Czeczot, 1978)
“Don’t cry over roses when the forests are on fire!”
The Hunt, The Hunt 2 (Marian Cholerek, 1980)
A man is in the woods hunting, and his wife is hunting in a way too… but at home.
The Ploughman (Marian Cholerek, 1981)
A story of an extremely expressive ploughman, who wants to plough everything in his path.
Tapestry Xvii (Andrzej Czeczot, 1979)
“Stable love makes miracles to happen.”
Take Offs (Marian Cholerek, 1982)
Amorous frolics in the stork nest over farmer’s cottage… and no one is there to plough the field.
Tapestry Xviii (Andrzej Czeczot, 1979)
“It’s better to be a forester than nobody.”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ludwik Kronic, 1986)
A married couple, slightly bored with each other, dreams about erotic adventures, only to fall into each other’s arms after waking up.
E-16 (Ryszard Szymczak, 1986)
In the car – a very busy couple, outside – multitude of dragonflies in love…
Tapestry Xxi (Andrzej Czeczot, 1979)
“Nothing is impossible to a willing mind.”
Jellyfish (Alexander Sroczy Ski, 1988)
A woman decides to move in to live with a man, accompanied by the brain he had lost the night before.
Tapestry Xix (Andrzej Czeczot, 1979)
“It is not lost that comes at last!”
Little Black Riding Hood (Piotr Duma A, 1983)
A full of suspense and black humor bloody version of a Little Red Riding Hood story.
Tapestry Xxiv (Andrzej Czeczot, 1980
“A bear’s proverb: A friend in need is a friend indeed”.