Contains scenes which might be unsuitable for audiences under 18.
The story in this film was originally published in 1874 by the Polish ethnographical pioneer Oskar Kolberg. Similar tales abounded all over Poland, although they concerned not only liver, but also kidneys, for example.
Macabre folk tales, occasionally tinged with morality, were extremely popular and would also be told during night watches to scare the listeners and discourage them from dozing off. The ‘walking dead’ was a common theme in Polish folklore. In the area where this story originated, people used to believe in strzygońs – corpses with two souls who would rise from the grave and disturb the living.
Directed by Kajetan Obarski
Script by Kajetan Obarski & Łukasz Kozak
Sound by Kajetan Obarski & Magdalena Oleksy
Animation, music & editing by Kajetan Obarski
Narrated by Adam Strug
English subtitles by Mark Bence
Produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute