ANOTHER AWARD FOR “I AM HERE”
This time, the jurors at the French Poitiers Film Festival found Julia Orlik's animated film appealing. It won the Special Jury Award.
Poitiers Film Festival is the most important French event for student works and one of the most important European festivals in this category. Just like each year, the program of the event included feature, documentaries, animations, and experimental films.
Julia Orlik's film won the award together with the British animation “O Black Hole!” by Renee Zhan. “I am here” tells the story of an elderly man who is looking after his paralysed wife. Despite his old age and own health issues, he tries his best to alleviate her suffering, which is getting more severe every day. He is aided by his daughter, who tries to reconcile the care given to her mother with her own work at the hospital and her personal life. Each of them has different views on how the woman should be looked after, which leads to many arguments.
More information about the festival is available here.