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The gentle giant
Short film [10 to 45 min]
The main protagonist of The Gentle Giant is going to take part in a poetry contest. To gather up the courage to come out, he collects the memories from the entire life and fights his own demons. It's a film about one tiny step for mankind, one giant leap for a man.
Marcin Podolec - born in 1991 in Jarosław, Poland; comic artist, animator, currently works mostly on documentaries and biographies. A graduate (2015) of The Polish National Film School in Lodz (Animation department). His books are published by Kultura Gniewu; co-author of the comic albums: Captain Sheer (2010), Insight (2014) and Sometimes (2011), which was awarded The Comic Book of the Year in Poland; writer and illustrator of All Taken (2012) and Fugazi Music Club (2013), which was sold to several international publishers (Italy, France, Germany, Spain). His short animadoc A Documentary Film (2015) was screened and awarded at many film festivals, such as the DOK Lepizig, SICAF (Seoul) and Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. His next animated documentary, The Gentle Giant (2016), is his graduate film