Director: Quay Brothers

Poland, United Kingdom, Animation, 2011, 24 min

Mask is the latest animated film by the Quay brothers, directors and puppet animators, with the music composed by Krzysztof Penderecki. The action of Mask is set in a technologically developed, but at the same time, feudal world. Beautiful Duenna was created in order to carry out a certain mission. However, she will be forced to choose between accomplishing the task she was created for and love. The screenplay is the adaptation of Stanisław Lem’s novel of the same title.


2011 – 3rd Place of the Narrative Category at the International Animation Festival CutOut (Mexico).
2011 – First Prize at the Athens International Film and Video Festival (USA).
2011 – Best Short Film and Best music original awards at the International Film Festival Anifest (Czech Republic).

Section: Short film program “Expanded Glimpses“

Screenplay: Quay Brothers

Music: Krzysztof Penderecki