Impossible Figures and Other Stories

Impossible Figures and Other Stories

| 16 min

An ominous ticking sound triggers a massive explosion. A swarm of objects and figures scatters unforgivably. In the aftermath, only a few souls remain, including an elegant elderly woman. Wandering deserted city streets, the tired, stoic woman painfully recalls what was and what could have been. As a flood slowly swallows the city, she shares a final moment of grieving beauty. The final film (and first part) of Marta Pajek’s award-winning trilogy, Impossible Figures and other stories I is a mysterious and haunting portrait of personal and societal self-destruction. Using striking black-and-white imagery and occasional brushes of colour, the acclaimed filmmaker directs this post-apocalyptic animated short with gentleness, compassion and a dash of hope. Impossible Figures and other stories I is a co-production between Animoon and the National Film Board of Canada.

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Credits
  • voice
    Anna Polony
  • writer
    Marta Pajek
  • designer
    Marta Pajek
  • director
    Marta Pajek
  • producer
    Piotr Szczepanowicz
    Grzegorz Wacławek
    Maral Mohammadian
  • line producer
    Zofia Jaroszuk
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima
  • production manager
    Karolina Sendecka
    Martyna Siwińska
  • 2D animation
    Alex Boya
    Eva Cvijanovic
    Parissa Mohit
    Marta Magnuska
    Marta Pajek
    Małgorzata Mianowska
  • clean-up
    Anna Chrzanowska
    Mateusz Frank
    Marta Iwańska
    Julia Kożuszek
  • coloring artist
    Anna Chrzanowska
    Mateusz Frank
    Marta Iwańska
    Julia Kożuszek
  • 3D animation
    Brandon Blommaert
    Kacper Czyczlo
    Monika Kołcz
  • 3D modeling
    Tomasz Tomczyk
  • rigging
    Tomasz Tomczyk
  • fur simulation
    Grzegorz Flaga
  • rendering
    Monika Kołcz
  • colour correction
    Magdalena Kulak
  • scanning
    Maria Pajek
  • retouching
    Maria Pajek
  • compositing
    Marta Pajek
  • editing
    Marta Pajek
  • technical director
    Éloi Champagne
  • technical coordinator
    Randall Finnerty
    Luc Binette
  • studio administration
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • senior production coordinator
    Dominique Forget
  • studio coordinator
    Barry Ahmad
    Faisal Moula
  • original music
    Aleksandra Gryka
  • additional music
    Marcin Kuczewski
  • foley artist
    Michal Jankowski
  • foley recordist
    Pawel Łuczak
  • sound design
    Michal Jankowski
  • sound editing
    Michal Jankowski
  • additional sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • sound mixing
    Michal Jankowski
    Piotr Knop
  • marketing
    Judith Lessard-Bérubé
  • mastering
    Marek Dudzik
  • DCP
    Marek Dudzik