tears tears tears

"tears tears tears" is an experimental stop-motion animation made only of water and light… an homage for human heart and all the emotions that make it beat, subtle or dramatic, stubborn or volatile...
The process of creating the film lasted for 6 months and for its author it was a long meditative and therapeutic process. Words written with frozen letters were melting under the eye of the camera for about 30 minutes, while on the screen they appear for a few seconds, sometimes disappear in the blink of an eye or stay longer, repeat and repeat themselves.

  • Ewa Maria Wolska
  • Maria Kępisty
  • Jan Zygmunt
  • Magdalena Parszewska
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    11 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 22, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,800 USD
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    Black & White
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Director Biography - Ewa Maria Wolska

Ewa Maria Wolska – puppeteer, theatre director, stop-motion animator.

Graduated from Theatre Direction at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw, Puppetry Art Department in Bialystok as well as from Polish Philology and Cultural Studies in the University of Lodz.

Ewa founded Teatr FRAKTAL (FRACTAL Theatre), that creates original, poetic and intimate theatre forms. Her works are known for their rich visuality and experimenting with sounds by creating special musical instruments for each performance.

During pandemic Ewa created her first animated films: „my dear quarantine” (the film won 20 awards on international film festivals) and „small. quite small” (Grand Prix of the International Puppetry Video Campaign, UNIMA Korea).

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Director Statement

In my art I try to find and express the poetry of life, the unexpected, the weird, the unknown… I’m especially interested in the delicate matter of our emotions, both their power and and their charming complications. I dream about my viewers’ tears and believe in the power of katharsis.