Ionian Contemporary
Animation Festival ICONA
December, 2nd-5th, 2021
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The Chimney Swift

Screening: Professional Competition 2
Germany 2020
Duration: 05:00
Directed: Frédéric Schuld
Screenplay: Frédéric Schuld, Fabian Driehorst
Production: Fabian Driehorst
Dialogue Language: English

19th century in Europe. A child climbs up a chimney while a bird sails down into it to build a nest. An encounter with no way back. A British chimney sweeper describes his everyday routine of forcing young kids to become workers. While we observe a kid cleaning a chimney, the master's statement gets more personal with every sentence until we understand, that he is speaking about his own past.

Department of Audio & Visual Arts