Overwhelmed by her father’s sudden disability, Esra becomes entangled in a web of lies. Only once the emotions smouldering inside the nine-year-old finally rush to the surface, can she begin coming to terms with her new reality.

Directed by: Luca Meisters | Screenwriter: Nena van Driel | Producers: Nicky Onstenk & Marc Bary, IJswater Films 
DOP: Roy van Egmon | Edit: Tessel Flora de Vries | Music: Annelotte Coster | Sound Design: Coen Bruins
Production Design: Jakobien Veling & Ziggy Zwart | Costume: Judith van den Berg | Hair & make-up: Sara Schoon
Sound: Tim Marsman | Colorist: Peters Bernaers | Festival Distribution: Kapitein Kort

Berlinale Generation 2023, K-Plus Short Film Competition, Germany | world premiere
BUFF Malmö 2023, Short Film Competition, Sweden | nominated: best short film Region Skane
Go Short - International Filmfestival Nijmegen 2023, Dutch competition, the Netherlands
International Filmfestival Uruguay 2023, Short competition for children, Uruguay | special mention: best short
Busan International Short Filmfestival 2023, International Competition, Korea
IndieLisboa IFF 2023, IndieJunior section, Portugal
International Short Filmfestival Oberhausen 2023, Children's & Youth film competition, Germany
Mo & Friese Filmfestival Hamburg 2023, Children's film competition, Germany
Limburg Filmfestival 2023, Short Film Competition | winner: best short film
Vers Awards 2023, The Netherlands | winner: best screenplay
Art Filmfest Kosice 2023, short film competition, Slovakia

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