If you’re into the post-apocalypse then last night was the night for you. As part of its first spotlight on Polish films the folks at the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (WSFF) featured the work of Warsaw based Platige Image.
Visually splendid, technically superb, these Oscar nominated shorts, were also pretty dark. Focusing on themes around end-of-the-world scenarios it was a mashup of robots on mysterious planets, virus outbreaks, menacing factories, desolate gothic cathedrals and psychotic military generals – fun times.
A few colourfull films stood out that provided some cute humour and touching emotions. Tomek Baginski’s The Kinematograph told the tale of an inventor who slaves away in his laboratory night and day to marry sound and colour images, leaving no time for his beautiful and devoted wife. Chick, directed by Michal Socha was a funny take on the wining, dining and romancing escapades of a cosmopolitan couple. And Damian Nenow ‘s The Great Escape told a cute story about the escape of an animated sunshine used in television weather reports.
Thanks to everyone for coming out and for joining us for drinks beforehand.
WSFF continues its spotlight on Poland for the next two days:
SPOTLIGHT ON POLAND: Spotlight 1
Cumberland Cinema, Friday, June 4, 2:00 p.m.
SPOTLIGHT ON POLAND: Spotlight 2
Cumberland Cinema, Saturday, June 5, 3:00 p.m
For more information visit the WSFF website.