Fledglings

Fledglings
dir. Lidia Duda/Poland/2022/84 min.
place
date
time
Światowid, sala Kameralna
2022-05-16
18:00
Światowid, sala Duża
2022-05-22
18:00

Imaginative and spirited Zosia, sensitive and self-conscious Oskar, and independent, but shy Kinga start their first year at the boarding school for visually impaired and blind children. Like fledglings, the seven-year-olds are too young to leave home. Facing the difficult separation from their parents, they try to support each other…

This is a film about the life lesson on ‘spreading your wings’ and about the things that help us get through another day even though the world is falling to pieces around us. Leaving for the boarding school is a formative moment in the children's lives. The situation that initially hurts will finally make them stronger. They have no choice but to find motivation to fight, and they change to face this lifetime challenge. They quickly discover that their mum or dad offering a helping hand can be replaced by their classmate. They find out they can lean on each other. Then, they realize nobody understands them as well as another child who goes through the same thing as they do. Friendships develop. Based on empathy, they are exceptionally strong and long-standing.

This film is a journey into the world of children's inner life, compassion, sensibility, artistic expression and force of character. The world in which the support and closeness of another child is like oxygen, which carries them through the hardest moments.

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  • projection time:
    84 min.
  • country/year:
    Poland /2022
  • director:
    Lidia Duda
  • pictures:
    Wojciech Staroń, Zuzanna Zachara-Hassairi
  • production:
    Anna Bławut-Mazurkiewicz / Aura Films
  • festivals and awards:
    2022 – Millennium Docs Against Gravity FF: world premiere

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