Born in 1990 in Poland, Ewa Smyk has recently graduated from MA Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins, London. As a designer she’s mostly interested in book design, illustration and animation. Her degree project, animation “The Deal” is her moving image debut.
Stop-motion animation on the arranging of marriages in 1950/60s set in the Eastern-Polish borderland. The script is based on a part of Mikołaj Smyk’s diary — the director’s grandfather. The biographical 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.