The Bridge Over the River
Directed by Jadwiga Kowalska
A man on a bridge, separated from the love of his life. Wanting to be with her one last time, he decides to go and seek her in the hereafter.
On the brink of suicide, a man considers taking the final step into both the river below and the waiting arms of his lover. Spotted by pedestrians on a parallel bridge, he begins to rethink his decision when matters take an unexpected turn. Bridge Over the River features hand-drawn characters brought to life in beautiful color and black-and-white animation.
Born 1982 in Bern CH, Polish & Swiss citizenship. Jadwiga is an independent animation filmmaker and illustrator based in Switzerland. She studied at HSLU Lucerne (Animation/Illustration) and ASP Kraków (Animation). In 2009 she received the Swiss Film Award for “Tôt ou tard” (Best Animation Film). Since 2009 she’s working above all on her own short animated films and children’s books. Besides that she’s very ireguelary guest lecturer at different Art Schools.
2016 DIE BRÜCKE ÜBER DEN FLUSS (The Bridge over the River , 5.45 min, Animation) 2010 LA FILLE & LE CHASSEUR (The Girl & the Hunter, 5.25min, Animation)
2008 TÔT OU TARD (Sooner or later , 5min, Animation, graduation film)