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LIGHT AS FEATHERS

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
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)


Competition Fiction

Rosanne Pel

Netherlands 2018
85 minutes
Polish
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Aafke Beernink
Editing
Xander Nijsten
Sound
Leleane Lindenaar, Jaap Sijben
Cast
Eryk Walny, Ewa Makuła, Klaudia Przybylska
Producers
Floor Onrust

Trailer
Website

Production

Family Affair Films
World Sales

Wide

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

Special Mention CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film 2019