Meeting with
Mariusz Wilczyński

BFM — 37
BFM — 37
11 March
2019
19.00
Bookshop – Piazza della Libertà – Bergamo

Monday 11, at 7 PM Mariusz Wilczyński, protagonist of BFM 37 animation section,will meet the Festival audience at BFM Bookshop in Piazza della Libertà.

Born in Łódź, Poland, on April 29, 1964, Wilczyński is considered one of the most influential animators of our time: he received numerous awards including the Golden Hugo for Best Animation Film at the Chicago International Film Festival in 2005 forNiestety (Unfortunately, 2004) and Best Animation Film at the European Independent Film Festival in Paris with Wśród nocnej ciszy (In the Stillness of the Night, 2000). In 2007, the MoMA presented a retrospective of his works, along with the world premiere of his short film Kizi Mizi; his creations have been presented at festivals all over the world: Ankara Film Festival, Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, just to name a few.
A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, he received his Ph.D. in Animation from the Leon Schiller State University of Film, Television and Theater in Łódź in 2010.
Since 1998, he has directed animation short films following a style and an idea of Art informed by the principle that it is crucial to abolish every type of fear by expressing one’s own vision of the world, freeing it from limitations, obligations and conventions.
Bergamo Film Meeting will present the full extent of his 11 works, including Allegro ma non troppo (1998), From the Green Hill (1999) and Śmierć na pięć (Death to Five, 2002).
He is currently working on a feature film, Kill It And Leave This Town, which will finally be presented in 2019 after being in the works for over twelve years.

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