project in the productionshort animation
short 2D animated film
format 8 min
director: Marta Pajek
script: Marta Pajek
illustrations: Marta Pajek
producer: Piotr Szczepanowicz, Grzegorz WacławekProduction manager: Zofia Jaroszuk
production: Animoon Sp. z o.o.
Production co-funded by the Polish Film Institute
/ Project description /
The film tells a story of a Man and a Woman, both in their middle age, which meet in a waiting room. The room has only a set of chairs, and few indoor plants. Man and Woman slowly get closer to each other – he helps her take off her heavy, dark fur coat, which covers her naked body. Their game starts – game of mutual seduction and unclothing, consisting of some series of caresses, which get more brutal and more violent in their intimacy. The hands of the lovers reach inside their bodies, grabbing their organs which resemble floral structures. At the same time, their dynamics affect the outside world – plants start growing in the waiting room, soon taking all of the space. “Strip-tease” is a portrait of a woman staying in an uneasy and exhausting relationship with a man, which allures her and repulses her at the same time. The movie is the third of the triptych “Impossible Figures and other stories”.