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Magic Piano (Flying Machine, The)

Original title: Latajaca maszyna
Poland, China, Norway, Great Britain, 2011

Director: Clapp, Martin & Lindsey, Geoff
Production company: Breakthru Films
Co-producers: Media Skok, TV Polska, Canal+,
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

What began as a short film project to celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of Chopin’s birth has blossomed into a spectacular adventure. The Flying Machine combines stop motion animation and live action. The film weaves imagination, magic and drama into a unique twofold fairy tale that unfolds to the sounds of world-famous classical pianist Lang Lang’s sublime inter¬pretations of Chopin.
The film’s live-action segment is set in present-day London, where a career-focused single mother juggles her professional life with parenting. Overworked and inattentive to the needs of her two children, she has a chance meeting with Lang Lang and his flying piano contraption, which prompts her to re-evaluate her life and priorities as she’s hurled skyward.
In the stop motion segment, we are introduced to young Anna, who is separated from her beloved father because of his work. Heartbroken, she and her cousin attempt to reunite with him by traversing the globe on the flying machine.

3D-animation and live-action.

Annecy 2011 (awarded), gkids New York 2012, Toronto 2011, 3D-Filmfestival Los Angeles 2011 (awarded), Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen Antwerp & Brugge 2012, Irish Film Institute’s Family Festival Dublin 2012, Golden Elephant CFF India 2013

Website: www.breakthrufilms.pl

World sales address/es:
Breakthru (PL)

Sold to:
Kino Swiat (PL)
Cinema Public Films (F)