Little Children, Big Words
Festival year: 2012
When a teacher asks the
children in her class what they want to be when they grow up, seven-year-old
Alex offers a surprising and worrying answer.
The profession Alex chooses isn’t actually a profession at all, and the boy doesn’t fully understand what the word means. The teacher tries to explain it to the children, drawing on experiences from her own painful past to help the children understand this highly sensitive ‘adult word’.
Sweden 2010, 12 min.
Short, Fiction, Video, C
Spoken language: Swedish
Official website: http://www.bobfilmsweden.com/shorts/sma-barn-stora-ord-little-children-big-words
Best Fiction - Filmets Badalona Film Festival 2011 Best Actress, Cecilia Milocco - Filmets Badalona Film Festival 2011 International Grand Prix - Odense International Film Festival 2011 Un Certain Regard for Outstanding sensitivity - Cannes in a van 2011 Prize of the Youth Jury of the International Youth Film Competition - 57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2011 Jury Prize - Hong Kong International Film Festival 2011 Best International Short - Birds Eye View 2011
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