Production: UK/PL 2015
“The Deal” is a short animated story about arranging marriages in the 1950s and 60s set in the eastern Polish borderland. The script is based on a part of Mikołaj Smyk’s diary - the author’s grandfather. The objects used in the animation, such as an authentic headscarf, Polish and Russian books, the copy of Mikołaj Smyk’s diary and photographs help situate the story in its original environment and express the atmosphere of the times. The film is a very personal contemplation on the intricacies of memory and the items that evoke memories.