Twelve Months

Director: Zbigniew Kotecki

directed by Zbigniew Kotecki written by Monika Chybowicz-Brożyńska, Zbigniew Kotecki animated by Janusz Martyn, Elżbieta Kandziora, Ewa Rodewald, Janusz Gałązkowski, Piotr Giersz, Agnieszka Szcześniak, Michał Szajkowski, Krzysztof Sobczyński, Anna Wróblewska, Lesław Budzelewski, Jolanta Pilimon-Kępińska, Barbara Kobiera, Anna Sita, Danuta Kurasz, Jarosław Maik directors of photography Zbigniew Kotecki, Krzysztof Napierała music by Marcin Pospieszalski edited by Krzysztof Napierała production manager Mariola Feliszkowska cast Krzysztof Kołbasiuk (narrator, December), Magdalena Wójcik-Zielińska (Zuzia), Joanna Wizmur (stepmother), Krystyna Kozanecka (Rózia), Łukasz Lewandowski (rabbit)
colour, Digital Betacam, 13′
Poland 2004

 

Zuzia lives with the Stepmother and her daughter Rózia. She works hard from dawn till dusk. However, the Stepmother decides to get rid of her and sends Zuzia in winter to the forest to bring violets and wild raspberries. On a clearing in the forest Zuzia meets Twelve Months. December fulfils her request and, to the chagrin of the Stepmother, Zuzia returns home with the violets and wild raspberries. The Stepmother sends Zuzia to bring gold. When she brings gold, she decides that her daughter Rózia will go to the brothers Months for even more gold. Rózia offends December and his brothers. The greed of the Stepmother and her daughter is punished. The firewood given to them by December turns into snakes. The Stepmother and Rózia run away and Zuzia is left in her father’s home alone.

 

Zbigniew Kotecki
Born in 1952 in Łódź. Graduated from the Faculty of Film Photography of the Film School in Łódź. Director of animated films, documentaries, picture operator in animated films , documentaries, feature and TV movies.