Light as Feathers

Eryk lives with his mother and grandmother in a Polish village. He’s a big, handsome boy, likeable and naïve. His mother Ewa barely seems his elder; in fact, the two are sometimes mistaken for lovers and they share an alarming codependency. Yet Eryk is secretly trysting with his neighbour Klaudia, whom he treats with both tenderness and brutality, as though he doesn’t know the difference. Shot over several years, Rosanne Pel’s feature debut Light as Feathers captures the confusion of those dizzying transitional years into adulthood with unusual sensitivity and startling acuteness. (Michèle Maheux, Toronto International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Rosanne Pel
Rosanne Pel, born in the Netherlands in 1987, received her master’s degree at the Netherlands Film Academy. She directed the award-winning short films “Uit Zicht,” “Newroz,” and “Heraut”. With the human condition of Hannah Arendt as the foundation of her research, she works on vengeance, punishment and forgiveness. “Light as Feathers” is her feature film debut.

Film Selection: Light as Feathers (2018) - Heraut (2011, short) - Liquid Sun (2011, short) - Newroz (2010, short) - Uit Zicht (2010, short) - Terug (2009 - short)

2019: CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film
Competition Fiction 2019
Rosanne Pel
Netherlands 2018
85 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Rosanne Pel
Cinematography Aafke Beernink
Editing Xander Nijsten
Sound/Sounddesign Leleane Lindenaar, Jaap Sijben
With Eryk Walny, Ewa Makuła, Klaudia Przybylska
Producer(s) Floor Onrust
Family Affair Films
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

Special Mention
CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film 2019