Not the most Christmassy of movies, the feature debut of veteran Polish animator Mariusz Wilczynski is a hand-drawn horror show in which a despairing man retreats to a land of memories where time stands still and those dearest to him are still alive. The voice cast includes Polish celebrities like filmmakers Andrzej Wajda and Zbigniew Rybczynski and actors Krystyna Janda and Daniel Olbrychski. Has a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes! “An utterly bizarre, frequently grotesque, occasionally obscene singularity...Nightmarishly original…Oddly immersive.” –Variety.
18 & over only! Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 87 min. Accompanying the feature are two hours of extras, including nine short animated films by Wilczynski.
Kill It and Leave This Town, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 12/23 thru at least 1/14 via the link below (coming soon). Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12, and you have 48 hours to watch it.