NABU

Nabu lives with her brother in a little village, somewhere beyond the seas. One day the village comes under attack and burns to the ground. The children lose sight of one another in the commotion. The following day Nabu embarks on a journey, clutching her brother’s toy monkey close to her heart, full of hope to find him. Her uneasy journey is interrupted by some soldiers guarding invisible borders. Against all odds, she finds herself on a boat among other refugees, but the tiny girl is soon swept overboard by a giant wave. Nabu floats on the surface, slowly embraced by darkness.  On the shore, not one sunbather notices that a tiny toy monkey has been washed up by the waves.

GENRE:
animation
COUNTRY:
Polska
RUNNING TIME:
5'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Joanna Rusinek
SCRIPT:
Joanna Rusinek
EDITOR:
Joanna Rusinek
MUSIC:
Mikołaj Trzaska
SOUND:
Lena Szegda
ANIMATION:
Joanna Rusinek, Małgorzata Dróżdż, Maria Görlich - Opyd, Anna Waćkowska, Sylwia Zawiła
PRODUCTION:
Paris+Hendzel Co
COPRODUCTION:
EGoFILM

Joanna Rusinek »

Joanna Rusinek was born on 06th July 1978 in Kraków. Between 1997 and 2000 she was a student of Teacher Training College at the Jagiellonian University. In 2001 she began her studies at the Graphics Faculty in the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. She took part in the Sokrates - Erasmus student programme spending four months at the École Estienne in Paris.

In 2006 she completed her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, graduating from the Animated Film studio of professor Jerzy Kucia. Her diploma was an animation entitled “Coincidence”.

This student film received a Jury award on Ofafa Festival in Kraków in 2006 and a special mention at the Animateka International Animation Film Festival in Lublana in 2007.

 In 2011 she was one of the directors of the short documentary “The Emperor’s Toys”. This partly animated film was made thanks to the “First Document” programme.

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