Official Selection

In The Beginning Was Water

Ireland 2021
Duration: 19:03
Directed by: Kasia Zimnoch and Paweł Kleszczewski
Screenplay: Kasia Zimnoch
Animation: Mariusz Kleszczewski
Technique: 2D
Music: Yann Ciennik
Production/School: Konik Film Studio
Dialogue language: no dialogues
Subtitles language: no dialogues

„In The Beginning Was Water” is an animated movie which is our interpretation of Irish legends about origin of Shannon River and the myth about Salmon of Knowledge (Irl. bradán feasa). The plot is built through symbolic events, archetypal themes, in particular related to the element of water. The script was inspired by Mircea Eliade's book "Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy". Femininity expressed in the symbolism of water is the leitmotif of the story.


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