A long, long time ago or maybe not that long… Far, far away or maybe quite near… on the shores of the Lake Beldan, just behind the fishing village of Wejsuny, there stands an old disused windmill. The people from the village, fearful of meeting its mysterious inhabitants, prefer to give the place a wide berth. A Witch with her Boy Servant lives there. One day, the Witch casts a spell on Anna, the youngest daughter of fisherman Szymon. When Anna reaches adulthood, the Witch gives her a string of beads. Thanks to them the girl recovers her beauty. She does not realise that the gift comes at a high price…
Directed, script, dialogue, artwork and backgrund by Aniela Lubieniecka
(based on the folk tale)
Music composed and performed by Wacław Juszczyszyn
Camera 2D, edited by Krzysztof Napierała
Layout by Grażyna Firląg, Aniela Lubieniecka, Wioletta Urbanek-Sobolewska, Janusz Jamrog
Animation by Wioletta Urbanek-Sobolewska, Grażyna Firląg, Janusz Matusik, Roman Janeczko, Janusz Matusik, Ewa Rodewald, Elżbieta Kandziora, Agnieszka Szcześniak, Roman Frajczyk, Anna Frajczyk
Ink and Paint by Alina Góral, Elżbieta Bejger, Violetta Pawlewska, Violetta Olejniczak, Barbara Hurysz, Przemysław Maksimowicz, Katarzyna Jaszczak, Katarzyna Gałązkowska, Karolina Sobolewska, Janina Raczkowska
Test-line by Anna Gałązkowska
Dubbing directed by Dorota Kawęcka
Voices by Grzegorz Nawrocki, Joanna Jędryka, Beata Wyrąbkiewicz, Lech Zduń, Julia Kołakowska, Waldemar Barwiński, Jacek Bończyk, Cezary Kwieciński, Janusz Wituch, Kasia Łaska, Brygida Turowska, Joanna Pach
Co-operation by Anna Jaroch
Sound by Wiesław Jurgała
Series title sequences by Robert Turło (directed, artwork, animation), Marek Kuczyński (music)
Story Edited by Katarzyna Komorowska
Production Managing by Mariola Olejniczak
Produced by by Ewa Sobolewska
Production: TV Studio of Animation Films Ltd.
Producer, Distributor: Telewizja Polska S.A.
Animated film for kids; Digital Betacam; 13:00 min.; colour, format 16:9;
Date of production: 25.11.2008 © TVP S.A.