Animated films to classical music

In the Hall of the Mountain King

The film provides a visual interpretation of a musical piece, its dramaturgy, changing moods and colours. Mysterious music at the start corresponds to the beginning of the plot. We can see a little Gnome trying to find a way into a mysterious cave among gigantic, formidable cliffs of fiords. The light leads the audience to the inside of the cave. Around a huge bonfire trolls are dancing in a circle. High above them is the magnificent Mountain King, the ruler of all inhabitants of the underground world.

Directed, screenplay and artwork by Witold Giersz
Music composed by Edvard Grieg from the Suite „Peer Gynt” Op. 46 No 1
Music performed by Gewandhausorchester Leipzig conducted by Vaclav Neumann
Animated by Witold Giersz, Piotr Giersz, Wojciech Wojtkowski
Photography by Krzysztof Szyszka
Editing and sound by Wiesław Nowak
Produced by Ewa Sobolewska
Classical animation – painting on celluloid, 35 mm, colour, 98 m, 03:35′, format 4:3
Date of production: 29.02.1996 © TVP SA

DIPLOMA for the film direction, International Festival of Animated Films for Children – Biennial of Animation BAB’99, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1999
BRONZE ELEPHANT CHILDREN’S JURY AWARD, 1st Festival of Films for Children and Young People, Warszawa, Poland, 1996


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