“I'M HERE” AWARDED IN RUSSIA
This time, Julia Orlik's award-winning animation received a special mention from the jury of the Insomnia International Open-Air Animation Film Festival in Russia.
Insomnia International Open-Air Animation Film Festival is a festival of independent, animated cinema. Every year it's held in an extremely picturesque natural setting, surrounded by woods and a river. There is no shortage of attractions in the programme either. The organisers choose the most interesting animations from all over the world, which are presented on two huge screens for four nights in a row. And that's not all! There are also concerts, workshops, exhibitions, and art installations waiting for visitors.
The festival programme also includes Polish productions. One of them is the animation by Julia Orlik, which was awarded a special mention. The protagonist of “I'm Here” is 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.
A list of all awarded films can be found here.