LIGHT AS FEATHERS
Eryk lives with his mother and grandmother in a Polish village. He’s a big, handsome boy, likeable and naïve. His mother Ewa barely seems his elder; in fact, the two are sometimes mistaken for lovers and they share an alarming codependency. Yet Eryk is secretly trysting with his neighbour Klaudia, whom he treats with both tenderness and brutality, as though he doesn’t know the difference.
Shot over several years, Rosanne Pel’s feature debut Light as Feathers captures the confusion of those dizzying transitional years into adulthood with unusual sensitivity and startling acuteness. (Michèle Maheux, Toronto International Film Festival)
Rosanne Pel, born in the Netherlands in 1987, received her master’s degree at the Netherlands Film Academy. She directed the award-winning short films “Uit Zicht,” “Newroz,” and “Heraut”. With the human condition of Hannah Arendt as the foundation of her research, she works on vengeance, punishment and forgiveness. “Light as Feathers” is her feature film debut.
Film Selection: Light as Feathers (2018) - Heraut (2011, short) - Liquid Sun (2011, short) - Newroz (2010, short) - Uit Zicht (2010, short) - Terug (2009 - short)
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Special Mention CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film 2019