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DIE WOLKE - THE CLOUD


Die Wolke, DQ winner in Kristiansand 2007
DIE WOLKE / THE CLOUD
by Gregor Schnitzler / Germany / 2005 / 108 minutes / 35mm / colour

The FICC Jury has decided to give the Don Quijote Award to the German Film The Cloud (Die Wolke) by the German director Gregor Schnitzler for the following reasons: This film addresses the important global issue of the consequences of manís interference with the environment. In this case it is the aftermath of a nuclear accident seen through the eyes of a young woman. From the beginning, the story captures the young audience, because of its realistic approach. The filmís performances particularly that of the lead character Hannah portray the horror and chaos of the situation and the challenges faced by the individuals involved. Their lives are irreversibly changed and the film shows us the importance of love, courage and friendship.

Further details from Kristiansand International Childrenís Film Festival /† http://www.filmweb.no/barnefilmfestivalen2007/english/