“I'M HERE” AWARDED IN FRANCE
This isn't the end of Julia Orlik's winning streak. This time the film was awarded first prize in the international competition at the Festival International du Court Métrage de Lille in France.
Festival International du Court Métrage de Lille is one of the three most important French events dedicated to short films. Every year, the festival attracts around 7,000 visitors to a rich, varied, and international film programme.
This year, the international competition featured two Polish animations - “We Hope You Won't Need to Come Back” by Anastazja Naumenko and the winning “I'm Here” by Julia Orlik. The winning film tells the story of an elderly man who's 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.
You can learn more about the festival here.