The Mask

Maska, 2010, 24 min.

The Mask (2010)

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Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Short Film Category
Sacem Award for original music

Athens International Film & Video Festival, USA
First Prize in the Animation Film Category

International Film Festival of Uruguay, Montevideo
Best Film Award in the International Short Film Competition


Director Quay Brothers
Screenplay Quay Brothers
(based on a short story “Maska” by Stanislaw Lem and “The Natura Sonoris No.1” by Krzysztof Penderecki)
Cinematography Quay Brothers
Music Krzysztof Penderecki
Art Director Quay Brothers
Producers Zbigniew Zmudzki, Marlena Lukasik
“It” is created piece by piece, limb by limb, and then with a sudden “rush of gender” takes the shape of an automaton disguised as a beautiful Duenna sent on a mission into the courtly kingdom to mercilessly track down and kill a prince.