Vade-mecum is a new short produced by the Palm-d’Or-nominated animators, Stephen and Timothy Quay. The film shows the life and works of Polish poet, Cyprian Kamil Norwid , and offers a great introduction to legacy ahead of the bicentennial of his birthday in September 2021.
The Brothers Quay say: ‘We took the challenge to make this film for an audience who will have probably never ever heard of Norwid; however, in the briefness of this film, we had hoped that we could still ignite the gentle curiosity of the imagination of the viewer towards the legacy that this man left in writing and in art that was simply never validated in his lifetime’.
The film has been commisioned and produced by the Polish Cultural Institute in London and the Polish Book Institute. Read More »