Come And Play
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Russian-German boy Grisha fools around with a wooden toy gun. The longer he plays, the deeper he is pulled into an altered reality.
The boundaries between the past and the present, the real and the surreal, blur. Images from bygone Berlin appear; streets and buildings still carry the memories of war. Suddenly, he is caught in a nightmare of another lifetime, nightmare that is still present today.
"This short film successfully shows how much the horror of WWII is still present in the discourse of the present. (Jury statement - FBW Deutsche Filmbewertungsstelle)
With her filmic poem COME AND PLAY about remembering the wars, director Daria Belova, born in St. Petersburg, not only convinced the jury in Cannes, but also the German Film Rating Board.