In a hospital room, a woman recalls a moment from her childhood, when as a young girl she needed to share her find of an injured bird with her father. The moment of miscommunication, misunderstanding, and a lost embrace has lingered on over the years, all the way to the hospital room – where the window pane is suddenly smashed by a small bird flying into it.

  • Czech Republic
  • 2019, 15 min
  • Director: Daria Kashcheeva
  • Director of photography: Daria Kashcheeva, Bargav Sridhar
  • Editor: Alexander Kashcheev
  • Screenplay: Daria Kashcheeva
  • Music: Petr Vrba
  • Art Director: Daria Kashcheeva
  • Coproduction: MAUR film
  • Producer: Zdeněk Holý
  • Production: FAMU

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Daria Kashcheeva

Daria Kashcheeva studied animated film at FAMU in Prague. Her student films have been featured at numerous international festivals. Daria’s original film To Accept (2017) won the 2017 Nespresso Talents film competition in Cannes. In the puppet animation Daughter (2019), her bachelor graduation film, she experiments with camera motion and explores the topic of father-daughter relationships. The film won the Crystal Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and a student Oscar in 2019.