Short

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12'

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Grandpa is Sleeping

Bunicul doarme

A six-year-old girl’s journey to understand death and learn how to deal with loss.

Six-year-old Alma arrives at her Grandpa’s ready for their ice-skating Sunday ritual, but Grandpa is sleeping in his armchair. Although she fails to wake him up, she is determined to stick to the plan: Alma sneaks out of the house and takes the sleeping Grandpa with her. All her child-like ideas work like magic and they spend a fun day together as they cruise through the city, with a kite, all the way to the ice rink. When they are about to land, a strong wind crushes them to the ground. Alone in a dark, unknown place, Alma is scared for the first time, but overcomes her fears as she has her last ice-dance with Grandpa, and learns how to let go of the past and face reality.

Director

Matei Branea


branealand@gmail.com
Producer

Helga Fodorean


helga.fodorean@gmail.com

Country of production

Romania

Target audience

family

Animation Technique

2D

Production company

Safe Frame
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CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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