Lem 2021: Stanisław Lem on Film
- Stanisław Lem: Shorts Program Two
- Stanisław Lem on Film
- June 4 (Friday) through June 24 (Thursday)
Marek Nowicki, Jerzy Stawicki
The adventures, often comic or satirical, of space explorer Ijon Tichy were the subject of more than a few Stanisław Lem stories. In this horror-like short, made for Polish TV, Ijon (Piotr Kurowski) is forced to take refuge in the creepy home of a mysterious scientist (Stanisław Milski), and makes a disturbing discovery.
Poland/Great Britain 2010
Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
Renowned stop-motion puppet animators and surrealists Stephen and Timothy Quay (Street of Crocodiles) directed this adaptation of Lem’s eponymous short story, the nightmarish tale of a beautiful automaton who begins to question the deadly purpose for which she was created. Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki wrote the score.
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Feature Image: Professor Zazul (Profesor Zazul), Marek Nowicki, Jerzy Stawicki, 1962
Media Image: Maska, Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay, 2010