The Whimsical World of Zbigniew Rybczynski

  • Dir: Zbigniew Rybczynski

  • Poland, 1973-1980, 59min

A garden of earthly delights from the innovative filmmaker-animator Zbigniew Rybczynski who became the first Pole to win an Academy Award, for the exquisitely choreographed everyday movements constituting his 1980 Tango. In a global career over decades, Rybczynski played with sound, color, repetition and fragmentation – saturating bodies in haunting vignettes (Soup, 1974), fracturing the screen into kaleidoscopic stories (New Book, 1975) or reframing screens and motion (Media, 1980). The director’s hand seems quicker than our eyes, happily embroiling us, too, in his surreal visions.

Tango – Academy Awards: Best Short Film, Animated

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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