Tango

“Thirty-six characters from different stages of life – representations of different times – interact in one room, moving in loops, observed by a static camera. I had to draw and paint about 16.000 cell-mattes, and make several hundred thousand exposures on an optical printer. It took a full seven months, sixteen hours per day, to make the piece. The miracle is that the negative got through the process with only minor damage, and I made less than one hundred mathematical mistakes out of several hundred thousand possibilities.”

Poland
8'10''
1980


Editing
Barbara Sarnocinska

Production
Se-Ma-For Studio

Music
Janusz Hajdun

Awards
Best Animated Short Film Oscar
Best Animation Tampere
Fipresci Prize Oberhausen
Grand Prize
Main Prize Cracow
Public Prize Annecy
Public Prize Huesca
public prize Ottawa

Festivals
12th Festival on Wheels
REALISTIC FILMS