A retrospective of Izabela Plucińska, one of the most original Polish animators, is going to be held during this year's 39th edition of the Bergamo Film Meeting. The programme includes 14 films by the director.

The first edition of the Bergamo Film Meeting took place in 1983. The main idea behind it was to promote good cinema, discover new international productions and present past masterpieces, hence a strong emphasis on retrospectives of outstanding artists, such as Izabela Plucińska. As an exception, this year's edition will be held at the turn of April and May. In turn, the audience of the Italian festival can expect an extremely rich programme.

Fans of the Polish animator's work will certainly not be disappointed. The program will feature a complete retrospective of the director's work. There will be as many as 14 films made by Izabela Plucińska using clay animation.

Izabela Plucińska – born in 1974 in Koszalin. She studied animation at the Lodz Film School, graphics and design at the Academy of Fine Arts, as well as at the The Film & Television Academy (HFF) „Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam. Among the numerous clay animations, the most successful one was Jam Session (2005), which won numerous awards, including a Silver Bear for Best Short Film at the festival in Berlin. She currently lives in Berlin and runs her own production company – Claytraces.

This year's edition of the festival will start on 24 April and last until 2 May.

The event was created in cooperation with the Polish Institute in Rome, the director's own production company, and the Krakow Film Foundation. Learn more about the retrospective here.