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ECFA Award Winner


Original title: Yallah
France, 2021, 7 min., no dialogue

Director: Nayla Nassar, Édouard Pitula, Renaud de Saint Albin, Cécile Adant, Anaïs Sassatelli, Candice Behague
Production company:
RUBIKA - L'École des Talents de la Création Numérique
2 rue Peclet
59300 Valenciennes
Phone: +33 (0)3 61 10 12 20

Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Film genre: Animation

Beirut, 1982. As Nicolas prepares to flee his hometown, torn apart by an endless civil war, he crosses the path of Naji, a reckless teenager determined to go to the Swimming Pool. Trying to protect the young man, Nicolas finds himself pulled into a surreal race against war, all for the mere freedom of going swimming.

AniFest Rozafa Festival 2022 (ECFA award)
Giffoni 2022
Kristiansand 2022
BUFF 2022
Anima 2022
Clermont-Ferrand International Short FF 2022
Festival Les Clayes Du Cinéma 2021 (awarded)
BCN Sports Film Festival 2021
Sardinia Film Festival 2021 (Honorable Mention)

Study guide: Danish