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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - 20.28 july

Sections & Films

PLOEY - YOU NEVER FLY ALONE

Category: Edition 2018

Synopsis
Every year countless of migrating birds return to their home country after travelling thousands of miles over the sea, among them is a congregation of plovers lead by Dad. This year Mom and Dad are blessed with an inquisitive and energetic chick who they name Ploey. One day, while the plover chicks attend flight school, ever-hungry falcon, Shadow, grabs Ploey. Dad attacks Shadow and perishes in an epic battle. Ploey is traumatized and loses faith in his ability to fly. The day of departure arrives and Ploey tries for the final time to muster up courage to take flight but it fails and he is caught by a cat who takes him to his house. Ploey manages to escape but Mom and Ploverina, his best friend, have left with the other birds thinking that Ploey has perished. In order to survive, Ploey has to take on the journey to Paradise Valley.

Original Title LÓI: ÞÚ FLÝGUR ALDREI EINN
Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Animation, Feature Film
Duration 83'
Production Year 2018
Nationality Belgium, Iceland
Directed by Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson
Screenplay Friðrik Erlingsson
Editor Jón Stefánsson
Music Atli Örvarsson
Original Voices Jamie Oram
Harriet Perring
Iain Stuart Robertson
Richard Cotton
Thorunn Erna Clausen
Thomas Arnold
Produced by Hilmar Sigurdsson, Ives Agemans

 regista Árni Ólafur ÁsgeirssonÁRNI ÓLAFUR ÁSGEIRSSON
Born in Reykjavik, Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson graduated from the Directing Department of The Polish National Film School in 2001. Since graduation Árni has worked both in films and commercials in his native Iceland and internationally. PLOEY - YOU NEVER FLY ALONE, is his third feature film, the previous two being THICKER THAN WATER (2007) and UNDERCURRENT/BRIM (2010).

 

production
GunHil
(Iceland)
www.gunhil.com
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Cyborn
(Belgium)
www.cyborn.be

world sales
Arri Media International
(Germany)
www.arrimedia.de

Italian distribution
festival contact
Minerva Pictures Group
(Italy)
www.minervapictures.com