directed by Małgorzata Rżanek/
A dense, pitch black night. The moon glances balefully. Someone will die tonight. Suddenly the carousel of death moves on and there is nothing to stop it. Joined by a fine thread the skeletons waft up and then fall straight into the clip of the fatal revolver. The bones are patiently assembled and decomposed by a mysterious machine that shuffles them so precisely that they cannot be told from one another. The skeletons brought back to a deadly dance try their hand one final time before the Grim Reaper cuts their heads off for good. The animated “Danse Macabre” is a rhythmic and hypnotizing reflection on death, that one day will inevitably ask each of us to dance.
“I always loved watching cartoons! I spent hours watching cartoons. The truth is I got into animation in order to feel free to watch them.”
– Małgorzata Rżanek, director of Danse Macabre
Issue 9: Shorts at Festival de Cannes 2013