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Death of a Superhero

English title: Death of a Superhero
Original title: Death of a Superhero
German title: Am Ende eines viel zu kurzen Tages
Ireland, Germany, 2011

Director: Fitzgibbon, Ian
Production company: Bavaria Pictures, Grand Pictures
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Synopsis:
Donald is a 15 year old with an amazing talent for comic book art. He is also dying of leukemia which has made him angry at Donald is a 15 year old with an amazing talent for comic book art. He is also dying of leukemia which has made him angry at everyone and everything. His new therapist suggests he uses his drawing skills to channel his anger into something he can control. At the same time his friends decide to make sure that Donald doesn’t die before experiencing the important things in (adult) life.

Festivals:
Toronto IFF 2011, Rome 2011, Tribeca 2012, Göteborg IFF 2012, Leeds YPFF 2012 (awarded), Zlin 2012 (awarded, ECFA Award), Espoo Ciné 2012, Schlingel Chemnitz 2012, Just Film Tallinn 2012, Poznan 2012 (awarded, ECFA Award), Olympia Pyrgos 2012 (awarded), Ale Kino Poznan 2012 (awarded), Jeugdfilmfestival Antwerp & Brugge 2013

Website: http://www.globalscreen.de/programmes/show/108396

Study guide: English

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Bavaria Film International (D)

Sold to:
NFP (D)