We have just got acquainted with the results of the official selection to the short film section at the 72nd edition of the festival in Cannes. The animated film "Little Soul," directed by Barbara Rupik was included in the Cinefondation competition - student short film competition.

The Film Festival in Cannes is one of the most important and the most prestigious film events in the world. Every year, the selection panel receives a record-breaking number of submissions to individual sections. Thousands of talented film-makers dream about showing their film on the French Riviera.

This year, another Polish animated film joined the prestigious group of productions that will apply for the awards in Cannes – "Little Soul," directed by Barbara Rupik, qualified for the student film competition Cinefondation. The film will represent the Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź. At the same category we can find animation "Roadkill", which was realized by polish director Leszek Mozga.

We would like to remind you that last year, in the short film competition, the audience together with the jury had the opportunity to watch "III" by Marta Pajek, and in the competition Cinefondation  - "The Other"  by Marta Magnuska.

The film by Barbara Rupik is an extremely rich and artistic animation. The story begins somewhere on the banks of a river, where a dead body got stuck. Its decaying insides still envelop the soul - a miniature of the body of the deceased. The rotting organs come apart and a tiny figure forces its way through to the outside. Standing on the river bank, it says goodbye to its body and sets out on the journey to the posthumous world.

The 72nd Festival in Cannes is held from the 14th of May to the 25th of May.

You can find more information about the festival here.