Big Animal

Big Animal


When Zygmunt Sawicki (Jerzy Stuhr) and his wife take in a stray circus camel, his larger-than-life presence transforms their tiny Polish town — until the citizens begin to turn against the couple and their unusual pet. Penned by Krzysztof Kieslowski during the height of Communist political oppression in the 1970s, this whimsical allegorical tale slyly makes a case for individuality within an intolerant, conformist society.

September 2000