reż|dir Greg Zglinski | CH, PL, AT | 2017 | 94 min
prod|pro Katrin Renz, Stefan Jäger scen|wr Jörg Kalt, Greg Zgliński zdj|ph Piotr Jaxa muz|mus Bartosz Chajdecki mon|ed Karina Ressler ob|cast Birgit Minichmayr, Philipp Hochmair, Mona Petri, Mehdi nebbou, Michael Ostrowski dys|dis Opus Film


A story about emotions and people who want to get closer to each other, but are not yet aware that they live in completely different realities. Animals is a puzzle fitting the taste of all cinephiles who love narrative labyrinths of David Lynch’s and Roman Polański’s films. Its heavy atmosphere makes the audience of the film directed by Greg Zgliński experience the story rather than follow it like is the case with typical narration. Even if the introduction, main part, and the ending were in the script, they switched places on screen. The same thing happened with the place of action and characters’ faces. Everything here approaches each other, sometimes blurring in one whole, so that it becomes only some fantasy in the characters’ minds…

2017 Berlin International Film Festival — participation in the Forum section

Greg Zglinski (1968) Director, screenwriter, operator, producer and film editor, as well as composer and guitar player. Studied at the School of Pantomime and Acting in Switzerland. Graduated from the Film and TV Direction Department at the National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź. Runs the production company Far Beyond Film. Winner of the Swiss Ministry of Culture and Art Award for Before Dusk from 1995.

2017 Zwierzęta|Tiere|Animals
2011 Wymyk|Courage
2004 Cała zima bez ognia|Tout un hiver sans feu|A Long Winter without Fire
1995 Przed zmierzchem|Before Dusk (krótki|short)

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow