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8′

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Three Cups of Coffee

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It's a short, multilayered story about a woman who meets a man, she once cared about. The past becomes tangible and only by going through it again, she can prevent it from stopping her to live on.

A woman drives into a city where she used to live, to meet a man she once cared about. Their meeting takes place in a coffee shop, where they have met many times before. The woman realizes that the man is still not indifferent to her. Seemingly trivial elements and gestures bring back memories. In the man's yellow socks, she suddenly sees all the different socks he once used to wear. A common gesture of him rolling up the sleeves multiplies in front of her eyes, as if the past was there together with the present. Their conversation briefly tells the story of their relationship. It turns out that they deviated from each other over time. When he reached out to her, she ran away. And when she finally decided to return the gesture - he was already in a different stage of his life. As they talk, she realizes that "their time" is over and that it is impossible to regain intimacy and connection they once had. Only by accepting this, she can feel unblocked and free. And finally,she can move on

Director and Scriptwriter
Natalia Krawczuk
natalia.krawczuk@gmail.com

Country of production

Poland

Target audience

adults

Animation Technique

stop motion, cut-out, painting on glass

Production company

LeLe Crossmedia Production
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CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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