Snails (Slimaki)

2015 | Poland | 30 min.
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Shorts: Fish Out of Water
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Thu, Jul 28, 2016 12:00 PM
Sometimes life puts you out of your element, and sometimes you choose to venture there yourself. It may not always pay off, but it’s always an interesting journey in these award-winning short docs. Two Polish bros with no experience decide to get rich farming escargot in “Snails;” the man behind the gritty voice of the first gay-themed country album, released 40 years ago, recounts his journey in “These C*cksucking Tears” (Best Short Doc, SXSW); the losingest horse in history becomes a bright pink ray of hope for an economically challenged Japan in “The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere” (Best Short Doc, Hot Docs); and in Sundance Jury Award-winner “Bacon & God’s Wrath,” a 90-yearold Jewish woman reflects on her life as she prepares to try bacon for the first time.
Film Info
Section:Short Films
Release Year:2015
Runtime:30 min.
Production Country:Poland
Original Language:Polish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Grzegorz Szczepaniak
Produced by:Wajda Studio
Screenwriter:Grzegorz Szczepaniak
Cinematography:Daniel Wawrzyniak
Marek Kozakiewicz
Editing By:Wojciech Janas
Music By:Mikolaj Majkusiak


The growing popularity of escargot convinces two Polish friends, Andrzej and Konrad, to start their own farm that will bring them millions. Their guide into the snail world's secrets is Mr Grzegorz Skalmowski, a long-time expert also known as the Snail King.