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English title: Thicket
Original title: Chwast
Polen, 2017, 4 min., no dialogue

Director: Adrianna Matwiejczuk
Production company:
Polish National Film School
61/63 Targowa St., 90
323 Lodz

Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Film genre: Animation

Young girl is struggling with extreme shyness. She spends most of her time at home, thinking and dreaming. One day she receives a phone call from a distant friend and decides
to give herself one last try in overcoming her fears. What is more - when the protagonist is stressed, her body starts to get covered with plants, which pace and power of growth is
increasing with stress’ level increasing.

Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia 2018
Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Festival Austria 2019
Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival, 2019
IFEMA - International Female Film Festival Malmö 2019
Lago Film Fest - International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2019
30th Aguilar de Campoo International Short Film Festival 2018
Bogotá Short Film Festival 2018
Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival 2019 Melbourne International Animation Festival 2019


Study guide: German

Video: Trailer