Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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Bader - ages 18+ - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2013

Zbigniew Czapla / Short Narrative / Poland / 2013 / 12 min / Colour / HDCAM / In Polish / Arabic, English subtitles / Qatar Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


In Competition

Shot using a unique technique of frame-by-frame painting similar to rotoscope animation, and displaying an impressionist style that borders on abstraction, ‘Toto’ is a dark, eerie story that takes place one sunny summer’s day. While his mother is busy hanging out clothes to dry, a boy meets a mysterious man who deceitfully lures him into the darkness and brings about an unexpected end to his childhood.

Official Film Website

About the Director

Zbigniew Czapla is a screenwriter, director, animator, painter and graphic artist. He graduated from the Graphic Arts Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, specialising in animated film. His short films include ‘Ritual’ (2010) and ‘Paper Box’ (2011).


Zbigniew Czapla
Zbigniew Czapla
Tomasz Wolf
Zbigniew Czapla, Tomazs Wolf
Goska Isphording, Maja Kleszcz
Zbigniew Czapla
Production Company
Warsztat Filmowy

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