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SYNOPSIS

A social satire – an animated documentary about emotions, based on themes from the popular American novel The Wizard of Oz, in order to illustrate how Los Angeles makes the American Dream come true. The film describes observations, dilemmas and adventures shared by all of those, who just like Dorothy – the main character–want to be “the voice of their generation” and try their luck in Hollywood. This is the hyper-realistic America, with all its attractions, such as living “at full capacity”, the enthusiasm and embarrassingly white smiles of “the local people” seen through the eyes of a “stranger” from Europe. Using the factual interviews with the inhabitants of Los Angeles, observing their everyday life, habits and behavior, after three years of having survived in L.A. the director reveals the thrills and absurdities that govern the world of the big stakes and unleashed dreams the way it is all perceived by an immigrant from Europe.

 

 

BALBINA BRUSZEWSKA
Born in 1982 in Łódź. Writer and director of animated films and music videos. Animation graduate of the Polish National Film School in Łódź and the UCLA Extensios CA in writing for television. Multi-media artist and writer known for playful analysis of the bitter-sweet reality that bites the western civilization in the modern World. Alumni of prestigious art scholarships such as Młoda Polska, educator, philosopher, member of Board of Directors at the Polish Film Institute

SCREENINGS

FACETS CINEMATHEQUE
(1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL)

WEDNESDAY, 11/15/2017  7:00 pm.

2016, 22 min, Poland
English

Direction/Reżyseria
BALBINA BRUSZEWSKA

Script/Scenariusz
BALBINA BRUSZEWSKA

Animation/Animacja
IZUMI YOSHIDA, KATARZYNA MELNYK,
ZUZANNA SZYSZAK, MAGDALENA PARSZEWSKA,
MONIKA DOVNAR, ARTUR HUK, AGATA KARPISZ,
NOEMI STANISZEWSKA, ADRIAN FIJAŁEK

Cinemathography/Zdjęcia
BALBINA BRUSZEWSKA,
TOMASZ ŁAPTASZYŃSKI,
MARIUSZ ANDRYSZCZYK

Editing/Montaż
JANUSZ CZUBAK

Sound/Dźwięk
MICHAŁ KOSTERKIEWICZ JR,
JANUSZ CZUBAK, HENRYK ZASTRÓŻNY

Music/Muzyka
ADAM HAJZER, MARTIN TILLMAN,
NATE PENNINGTON

Produced by/Produkcja
WJTEAM

Producers/Producenci
JUSTYNA RUCIŃSKA, ANNA MROCZEK,
WOJCIECH LESZCZYŃSKI

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