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English title: Blackbirds
Original title: La Chamade
France, 2020, 9 min.

Director: Emma Séméria
Production company:
Too Many Cowboys

Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

Summer’s almost over, but there’s something fifteen-year-old Came?lia has to do real quick before school starts: She approaches her best friend Salah with an unusual request — and afterward, nothing will ever be the same again. Things sizzle and murmur at the deserted river bed. The flickering in the air and in her heart only calms down as the sun begins to set.

Mo & Friese 2021
Oberhausen 2021
Clermont-Ferrand ISFF 2021
VIS Vienna Independent Shorts 2020

Study guide: German