In a world where adults have no faces and wear masks instead, a naive child spends his childhood dreaming about airplanes. During the play, he unknowingly stumbles upon a school catalog in which he notices a new school bag with an airplane design. He convinces his father to go and buy it at a nearby bookstore. The realization of his wish consequently leads to the confrontation with an unpleasant transition into a new world on the first day of school. Nalu has to give up his childhood and with that accept losing the face.
The basic motif, which was the central motivation and ideological background for making this animated film are the words of an English actress Amanda Richardson “In a world where everyone wears masks, it is a privilege to see the soul.” I wanted to write a poweful story and share a meaningful message that is based on a real life experience everyone can relate to, mixed with an abstract twist. I chose the stop motion technique with puppets, because i feel it can represent a softer and more pleasant mixture of the real world and fantasy filled with abstract and grotesque metaphors.