The animated film “Fly”, the day before yesterday, won the award for the best feature film at the French Annecy Festival.
The film deals with the true story of the escape of a young Afghan to the West, where he is now a university student in Denmark.
Before receiving the grand prize at the French Animation Festival, Danish director Jonas Bohr Rasmussen’s film, which deals with the story of the Afghan youth, and the violence experienced by immigrants in general during their journey, won the Best Foreign Documentary Film award at the US Sundance Film Festival last February.
The film was chosen to participate in last year’s edition of the Cannes Film Festival last year, but it was canceled due to the “pandemic”.
Ten animated films competed in the main competition of the Annecy Festival, which is the most important event for animated films. “My Sunny Mad” by Czech director Michaela Pavlatova, which won the jury prize, is also about Afghanistan, and deals with a Czech story that falls in love with an Afghan while discovering the war-ravaged country.
Annecy is the first international film festival to be held in presence in France since the reopening of cultural places, and before the return of the Cannes Film Festival to the Croisette Avenue next July.
• “My Sunny Mad” won the jury award.
• 10 animated films competed in the main competition of the festival.
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