“CRAB” RECEIVES AWARD IN ITALY
Piotr Chmielewski's debut film Crab won the Green Animation competition at the Piccolo Festival dell’Animazione, which ended on 18 November.
The stop-motion animated film Crab by Piotr Chmielewski has a good streak. The film received the Audience Award in Luxembourg, while last weekend it won the Green Animation competition at the Piccolo Festival dell’Animazione, held in several Italian cities.
The Green Animation competition is dedicated to films that show the delicate relationship between man and nature. Its jury – consisting of Pierre Bourrigault, Manuel Baldassare, and Radostina Neykova – appreciated Piotr Chmielewski's “iconic and laconic storytelling”.
The film attempts to adopt the perspective of the titular crustacean and discover the worlds it inhabits through its eyes and ears. Animals are mute witnesses of our history; they have accompanied us during humanity's greatest failures and triumphs. Their lives run parallel to ours – we eat them, use them as tools, and sometimes we simply don't notice them. But what would happen if we tried to adopt their perspective? What do the events that we all know from history lessons look like when seen through the eyes of animals?
The list of all awarded films can be found on the festival's website.