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Light as Feathers by Rosanne Pel


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Within one week LIGHT AS FEATHERS, the debut feature by Dutch director/screenwriter Rosanne Pel, has won a total of three awards at the Valencia International Film Festival - Cinema Jove and Brussels International Film Festival.

At the Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove the film won the awards for Best Feature Film (Luna de Valencia) and Best Script. In Belgium it received the Jury Prize at the Brussels International Film Festival. Light as Feathers had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Discovery Section) in September 2018. Since its premier in Toronto the film has been selected for many major international film festivals, including Rome International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Angers European First Film Festival (Premiers Plan), Ghotenburg International Film Festival, and Linz Film Festival (Crossing Europe).

Light as Feathers introduces 15-year-old Eryk who lives with his mother, grandmother and great grandmother in a goose-pluckers' village in Poland. His father has been out of the picture for as long as he can remember. His mother, with whom he has a close relationship, is manipulative and domineering. Erik has feelings for his 13-year-old neighbour Klaudia, and we follow him over several years, trying to win Klaudia's heart. But Erik doesn't know the difference between love and abuse...The film like Boyhood was filmed over three years, following the young actors as they transit their own teenage years as well as the characters they play.

Light as Feathers is produced by Family Affair Films (NL) and international sales are handled by Wide.

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