The Lost Town of Świteź

Director: Kamil Polak

written & directed by Kamil Polak directed in cooperation with Jacek Rokosz story-board Piotr Milczarek, Kamil Polak, Jacek Rokosz laboratory Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych (Warsaw) artistic direction Dorota Kobiela (textures and digital images) graphic design Jacek Rokosz painting Daniel Cybula (principal painter), Dominika Sadowska (principal painter), Dawid Kawalec, Marcin Zalewski, Piotr Dominiak, Jakub Kubiak graphic works Arkadiusz Augustyniak, Marcin Buśko, Paulina Majda, Artur Malewski, Piotr Milczarek, Marta Pszonak CGI Szymon Kapeniak (supervisor) sequence coordinator Rafał Bielski technical supervisor Andrzej Majewski, Arkadiusz Rekita, Wojciech Jakubowski, Maciej Jurgielewicz, Michał Krupa, Georg Dulmein, Carlo Volpati animators Wojciech Wawszczyk (supervisor), Dawid Bunio, Wojciech Jakubowski, Maciej Wojtkiewicz, Magdalena Osińska, Piotr Szczepanowicz, Jakub Tarkowski, Piotr Żyła graphics Kacper Czyczyło, Piotr Gołąbek, Grzegorz Jankowski, Mateusz Jarmulski, Grzegorz Król, Mirosław Pączkowski, Aleksander Gajewski, Roberto Bianchi modeling Arkadiusz Jarmuła, Marcin Klicki, Norbert Narożnik texturing Olga Duraj, Michał Kwolek, Marek Madej, Katarzyna Okoniewska, Urszula Pociecha, Paweł Rosiak, Mikołaj Zientalski composition Agata Wacławiak (supervisor), Marek Madej, Tytus Majerski, Alexei Panfilov, Bartosz Sujkowski, Piotr Skiejka, Mateusz Wójt music by Irina Bogdanovich sound by Luigi Allemano edited by Kamil Polak artistic supervision Piotr Dumała, Marian Kiełbaszczak line producer Joanna Stawnicka executive producers Rene Chenier, Viviana Queirolo-Bertoglio, Franck Malmin, Neil Mundy producers Stanisław Dziedzic, Zbigniew Żmudzki, Kamil Polak, Eliza Oczkowska co-producers Luc Toutounhi, Denis Friedman, Paweł Partyka, Marcin Łunkiewicz, Kamil Polak produced by Human Ark, ul. Czerniakowska 73/79, 00-718 Warsaw, tel. 22 22 77 788, fax.22 22 77 796, info@human-ark.com co-produced by Se-Ma-For Produkcja Filmowa, Archangel SA, Denis Friedman Productions, National Film Board of Canada, Telewizja Polska, PWSFTviT, Partyflex System, Zielony Pomidor production co-operation Riforma Film, Film Produkcja, La Cour des Miracles, SBS, ETV, TV Unam co-financed by The Polish Film Institute

colour, 21′

Poland, Denmark, France, Canada, Switzerland 2010

 

A film adaptation of the romantic era ballad by Adam Mickiewicz, The Lost Town of Świteź tells the story of an enchanted medieval town resting at the bottom of a mysterious lake. An apocalyptic tale of destruction, miracles, the eternal struggle between good and evil, about faith and hope. The story takes place on two time planes: the first being Mickiewicz’s contemporary age, the second being medieval times when, as legend has it, the town of Świteź found itself under water.
The Lost Town of Świteź imports elements of oil painting and tempera into 3D, and combines means of classic animation with CG animation and visual effects.

 

Kamil Polak

Born in 1980. Directs animated films. Graduated from the Painting Department of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, and from the Cinematography Department (Animated Film and Special Effects) of the National Film School in Łódź. The Lost Town of Świteź marks his directorial debut.