MIŁEK Z CZARNEGO LASU
Type of animation: 2D
Directed by: Ewelina Stefańska
Production: TV Studio Filmów Animowanych Sp. z o.o.
Production year: 2017
"Miłek z Czarnego Lasu" is a story about the difficulty of accepting and tolerating a stranger in one’s own, familiar and enclosed world.
The main character, a red creature named Miłek, escapes from captivity and it is hard for him to trust anyone. Meanwhile, the dwellers of the Black Forest, where he ends up, feel safe in their own company and treat every stranger as an intruder. Despite this, they show empathy and give Miłek a chance. And so begins the story of mutual understanding, Miłek’s successful search for friends, and even... first love.
In 2008, the jury of the Polish Section of IBBY recognized the novel by Romuald Pawlak entitled "Miłek z Czarnego Lasu", on which the film was based, as the Best Children's Book.