The Black Goblin

Director: Robert Turło

directed by Robert Turło written by Ewa Jabłońska director of photography Krzysztof Napierała, Robert Turło music by Marek Kuczyński production design by Krzysztof Różański, Robert Turło edited by Krzysztof Napierała sound by Wiesław Jurgała production manager Mariola Olejniczak cast Grzegorz Nawrocki (narrator), Zbigniew Konopka (Black Goblin), Waldemar Barwiński (Swamp Spirit), Robert Tondera (peasant), Brygida Turowska (Little Goblin), Agnieszka Kunikowska (peasant’s wife), Ryszard Olesiński (crow, Horned Goblin), Janusz Wituch (Hairy Goblin), Cezary Kwieciński (Fat Goblin, Winged Licho), Stefan Knothe (bogey), Anna Jaroch (co-operation) produced by Telewizyjne Studio Filmów Animowanych (Poznań) producer Ewa Sobolewska
colour, 13′
Poland 2009


In a small village amid swamps there lived a poor peasant with his family. At night, when the peasant was asleep, all sorts of winged, horned and hairy spectres and goblins came out to play in the swamp. At sunrise the goblins went to sleep and the peasant got up for work. But one day Black Goblin decided to see how it would be to play mischief during the day. Despite an interdiction, he sneaked out from the swamp and went to a near-by field. He put stones there, stole bread and milk. Swamp Spirit decided to punish Black Goblin and sentenced him to work for the peasant for as long as the peasant remained poor. Black Goblin turned into Black Farm-hand and started working for the peasant in return for board and lodgings…


Robert Turło
Born in 1966. Director, set designer, scriptwriter, animator and illustrator.