THE BRIDGE

POLISH TITLE: MOST

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The animated film "The Bridge" is a touching story about The Siberian Children. The film is inspired by historical events of the first diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan. The film "The Bridge" is told from the perspective of one of The Siberian Children, a ten-year-old boy named Janek. The main character, who is the leader of Polish children orphans in Siberia, feels responsible for the group, behaves like an adult man, cannot be a defenseless and ordinary child. Every day in an endless, cold, foggy, terrifying land is a struggle to survive and overcome hunger, sadness, hopelessness, longing for parents, home and love. One day, unknown rescuers of the Japanese Red Cross come to the rescue, who in the eyes of children look like giants. The children are saved by the Japanese, they are taken to the Land of the Rising Sun, where they receive medical care, a hot meal, a roof over their heads and the love of those who made a family for them. Janek meets there Haru, an energetic girl. She becomes Janek's guide through the unknown, beautiful, warm and colorful new world - Japan. Haru becomes his teacher of a different culture, but also teaches him how to be a child. Janek regains his childhood. When little Poles regain their health, it is time to part. The friendship between Polish and Japanese children has created an unbreakable bond.

GENRE:
animation
COUNTRY:
Polska, Francja
RUNNING TIME:
22'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Izumi Yoshida
SCRIPT:
Izumi Yoshida, Paulina Skibińska
DOP:
Jan Paweł Traszka
EDITOR:
Gabriel Goubet
MUSIC:
Didier Falk
SOUND:
Kinane Moualla
ANIMATION:
Joanna Stępień, Joanna Szemblarska
PRODUCTION:
Likaon
COPRODUCTION:
Promenons-nous dans les bois, EC1 Łódź – Miasto Kultury, WJTeam

Izumi Yoshida »

Izumi Yoshida (born in 1989). Lodz Film School graduate. Since 2017 she’s been lecturer at Art School in Lodz. Her first film “Kinks” that were nominated in many festivals and won many awards including one at Split Film Festival in Croatia and another on Animator in Poland. In 2019 she’s been Polish Film Institute’s expert in animation film domain.