Toto

Director: Zbigniew Czapla

written, directed & animated by Zbigniew Czapla sound by Jarosław Konopka producer Tomasz Wolf produced by Warsztat Filmowy co-produced by Krakow Festival Office co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Krakow Regional Film Fund, Urząd Miasta Krakowa, Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Małopolskiego (Kraków)
colour, 12′
Poland 2013

 

A story of a sensible boy, raised by a lonely and hard working mother, somewhere in a far province, where life revolves around daily, inveterate habits. The little protagonist is being deceitfully seduced by a shady “master” and cynical collector of keys. In consequence of the mystery and rather incomprehensible events, the world of his unconcerned childhood falls apart. The boy gets lost on his way back home while his concerned mother takes up a desperate attempt of finding her little son. “Toto”, a kaleidoscope of events filled to the brim with suspense and awe, is a universal story about naiveté and irreversibly lost infant dreams. If we lack the word to name the phenomenon, we don’t know precisely what exactly happened.