Director: Timothy Quay, Stephen Quay

written & directed by Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay (based on a novel “Maska” by Stanislaw Lem) directors of photography Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay music by Krzysztof Penderecki production design by Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay edited by Bracia Quay sound by Janusz Czubak production manager Justyna Rucińska cast Magdalena Cielecka (voice-over) production Se-ma-for Produkcja Filmowa, Targowa 1/3 B.24, 90-022, Łódź, phone: +48 42 681 54 74, fax: + 48 42 682 26 01; Instytut Kultury Polskiej w Londynie, 52/53 Poland Street London W1F 7LX, phone: +44 (0) 203 206 2004, fax: +44 (0) 207 434 0139; Atelier Koninck “QBFZ” Rex House 354 Ballards Lane, N 12 0DD, London supported by Polish Film Institute, Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Estrada Poznańska executive producer Se-ma-for Produkcja Filmowa distributed by Se-ma-for Produkcja Filmowa world sales Se-ma-for Produkcja Filmowa
35mm, 1:1.85, colour, Dolby SR, 23′
Poland, Great Britain, 2010


In a technology advenced yet feudal world, the merciless Duenna, a robot impersonating a human female, attempts to track down and destroy a dissident scientist. Programmed to kill, she proves to be capable of questioning her software.


Stephen & Timothy Quay
Identical twins, authors of animation films and tv commercials, set designers. Directors of two feature films (Institute Benjamenta and The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes) and many short animations of which the most popular is an adaptation of Brunon Schulz novel Street of Crocodiles.