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Director: Daniel Szczechura
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‘Podróż’ (The Journey) is a Polish avant-garde film in which a man makes a rather pointless train trip to a house somewhere in the countryside.

For a large part of the short we watch the man in the train from the back, while he stares at the countryside floating by his window. There’s constant movement, but barely any animation. During the train sequence, for example, the train itself and the man remain completely static. When the man walks towards the house this is done in a sequence of stills, not in animation.

Nevertheless, the film intrigues because of its original visual style and because of its extreme soundtrack by Eugeniusz Rudnik using unsettling mechanical sounds.

Watch ‘The Journey’ yourself and tell me what you think:

‘The Journey’ is available on the DVD-set ‘Anthology of Polish Animation’

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