Tales from Lailonia KingdomArchive 1980 - 2001

How God Maior Lost His Throne

Film from the “Fourteen Tales from Lailonia Kingdom by Leszek Kołakowski” series, based on the philosophical parables „Tales from Lailonia Kingdom for the Big and Small” by Leszek Kołakowski.

Brothers Ubi and Obi lived in Lailonia in the city of Ruru. A god by the name of Maior ruled over the city. His basic law was that everything that is down for people is up for the god and vice versa.

The brothers had lived according to the laws set by the god until Obi rebelled against them. Soon the brothers parted and Obi died. For breaking his laws Maior sent him to hell. Ubi also died and as he had always been faithful to the god he was sent to heaven. The brothers were thus parted even after death. Ubi was unhappy in heaven and wanted to go to hell. The god Maior refused to grant him his wish. A rebellion began in heaven and Maior abdicated. From that moment onwards the living and the dead in Ruru had to fend for themselves.


Direction, artwork, layout by Piotr Muszalski [friable matter] and Paweł Walicki [cut out]
Script, dialogue by Jan Zamojski
Classical animation by Paweł Walicki, Janusz Gałązkowski, Zuzanna Lewandowska
Animation in friable matter by Piotr Muszalski
Music composed by Ryszard Tymon Tymański
Music performed by Ryszard Tymon Tymański and Olgierd Walicki, Elżbieta Macierewicz, Tomasz Pawlicki, Renata Suchodolska
Direction of dialogues by Ewa Złotowska
Voices: Narrator-Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Ubi-Adam Baumann, Obi-Wojciech Paszkowski, God Maior-Witold Dębicki and Mieczysław Morański, Ryszard Nawrocki, Iwona Rulewicz
Camera by Krzysztof Szyszka, Krzysztof Napierała
Editing by Teresa Miziołek
Sound by Wiesław Nowak
Assistant Director-Zuzanna Lewandowska, Agnieszka Bilska
Production Managing by Ewa Sobolewska
Series executive director by Maciej Wojtyszko
Series editor by Anna M. Zaremba (TV SFA)
Series editor by Krystyna Chojnacka (TVP SA)

Film made using in cut out animation and animation in friable matter, 35 mm, colour, 455 m/e, 16:35 min.
Date of production: 10.09.1999 © TVP SA 1999

Premiere: 26.10.1999 International Biennial of Animation BAB’99, Bratislava


‘PHILIP AWARD’ NOMINATION to Ryszard Tymon Tymański in the category – The best music specially composed for a Polish animation film, TP SA Music & Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland / 2000

SPECIAL DISTINCTION for film design, VI National Festival of Auteur Animation Films OFAFA’2000, Cracow, Poland / 2000

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