This short documentary is a meditative journey through the cosmic philosophy of Joe Staunton – poet and musician living at the foot of Burren, in a place called New Line. Joe opens a window into his private life in a small cosy camper, he spends time with us and invites us to reflect on our responsibility and influence on the creation of a friendly, pleasant world.
“Cosmic Joe” loosely touches contemporary problems caused by the wave of immigrants and refugees, it prompts us to reflect on the absurdity of the idea of borders and makes us aware of the responsibility resulting from freedom, which we all so much desire. Not in the form of dogmatic propaganda, however, but rather as a casual, free conversation in the bosom of nature.
Droga powrotna, 23’
The film tells the story of Eric, an 18-year-old who goes through a trial period at an addiction treatment centre. The test will determine his admission to the Monar community. Erik is not sure whether he will be able to stay at the centre and start the therapy. However, he promised his mother that he would start treatment.
A man, living alone, begins to experience disturbing hallucinations. Sleep and reality are mixed up and he can't tell the difference between what's real and what's the product of the imagination.
Rzeczny blues z 1929 r., 3’50”
The whole clip is kept in the animation aesthetic of Monty Python. The collage technique refers to old engravings and illustrations in a subdued range of colours. The appearing creatures' appearance is unobvious, deviating from both the sweet Disney types and the designer ones from contemporary cartoons. Simple narrative, providing the viewer with an insight into the unexplored and mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of the rivers' waters. The clue – the encounter of the two worlds, underwater and terrestrial, makes it possible for them to learn from one another, get to know each other and appreciate the wealth of their immediate surroundings.