“I'M HERE” WINS ANOTHER SPECIAL MENTION
Julia Orlik's film was noticed by the jurors of the Bit Bang Festival in Argentina.
Bit Bang Festival is a major animation, video game, and visual arts festival held in Buenos Aires. With its rich programme, the audience has a lot to choose from. The organisers aren't afraid of bold, experimental, and original productions. On the contrary, they bring them from all over the world and present them in the Argentinian capital.
This year, Julia Orlik's animated film has been invited to the international competition. It was a good choice and one appreciated by the jurors – who gave the film a special mention.
The awarded I'm Here tells the story 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.
You can learn more about the festival here.