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New Directors Competition

Kill It and Leave This Town

Zabij To I Wyjedz Z Tego Miasta

Poland 2019 Animation cor 88 min.

Fleeing from despair after losing those dearest to him, the hero of this animation hides in a safe land of memories, where time stands still and all those dear to him are alive. Over the years, a city grows in his imagination. One day, literary heroes and cartoon childhood idols come to live there, uninvited. When our hero discovers they have all grown old and that eternal youth does not exist, he decides, led by the characters living in his imagination, to return to the real world.

Winner of Special Jury Award at Annecy Film Festival. The movie was also presented at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Poland animation memory childhood solitude dreams maturing mourning imagination awarded films youth


Mariusz Wilczyński


Mariusz Wilczyński


Jarosław Barzan


Tadeusz Nalepa


Krystyna Janda, Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Małgorzata Kożuchowska, Barbara Krafftówna


Ewa Puszczyńska, Agnieszka Ścibior

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