The film is an apocalyptic tale of destruction, religious miracles and spectral visitations.

An accidental traveller drawn by mysterious forces discovers the secret of a ghostly town at the bottom of a forgotten lake. Based on the 19th century epic poem by Adam Mickiewicz, the film dramatically merges oil paintings and Orthodox icons with cutting-edge 3D computer animation to create a mesmerising aesthetic experience, set to a full choral and orchestral score. This unique artistic way creates a quality in itself and an extraordinary means of expression, which is crucial in animation, where strength of content and visual form merge into a striking and meaningful fusion.

The Lost Town of Switez was screened at numerous festivals around the world and received many awards including: Best Short Film (Las Palmas 2011), Best Debut (Annecy 2011), Best Animation (Palm Springs 2011). It was also considered as the Best Polish Animation at Krakow Film Festival in 2011.

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