Kill It and Leave This Town

Kill It and Leave This Town

Original title: Zabij to i wyjedź z tego miasta
Director: Mariusz Wilczyński
Cast: Andrzej Wajda, Daniel Olbrychski, Krystyna Janda
Country: Poland
Year of production: 2020
Length (min): 88
Language: English, Polish
Subtitles: Czech, English
Sales: Outsider Pictures
Section: Main Competition
Sponsors: Polský institut v Praze

After losing his loved ones, the main protagonist shuts himself away in the land of memories where everybody is still alive. As years go by, the dreamed city keeps growing and gets inhabited by uninvited literary characters and comic book heroes. The characters, who are forever the same age in the stories, suddenly start ageing. The main protagonist decides to return to reality – but will it even be possible? This animated feature by a legend of Polish animation world-premiered at Berlin IFF.

Mariusz Wilczyński

The self-taught director has been making auteur animated films for over 20 years. Retrospectives of his work have been hosted by such institutions as MoMA in New York, Tokyo International Forum, and the National Museum in Warsaw. He teaches animation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, and worked on his first feature Kill It and Leave This Town for the last 11 years.

With support

Polský institut v Praze

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