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Mother Nature
Animal Friends
Adventure Is All Around

She - Hero (2023)

Section: International Competition of Feature Films in the Children’s Category (up to 10 years of age)

Director: Mira Fornay, Slovak Republic, 2023, 83 min.



Sun | 04.06 | 14:30 | Golden Apple Cinema 5
Delegation: Mira Fornay , Romy Williems

Mon | 05.06 | 11:20 | Golden Apple Cinema 3

Seven-year-old Roma loses her beloved parakeet Mimi. Remaining optimistic, she sets out to search for her in the nearby forest. She takes her new parakeet with her, which her mother bought her, because she and her friend Cypek believe that her singing could attract Mimi. And it is here that the magical story of a seemingly ordinary adventure begins, in which Romy makes many new friends, survives tense moments, tries to do things on her own, and learns that you can’t control nature. It takes place in a potentially dangerous environment, but no great drama takes place in it. Every encounter, even seemingly scary, turns out well. This positive film with a strong environmental message and unique atmosphere premiered at this year's Berlinale, where it won the main prize in the Generation Kplus category. The film is also exceptional in the context of Slovak cinema, which is rarely devoted to the children's genre.

CountrySlovak Republic
Production Year2023
Runtime83 min.
Age limit8
SubtitlesEnglish, Simultanneous translation into Czech
Directed by Mira Fornay
Story Mira Fornay
Screenplay Mira Fornay
Director of Photography Simona Weisslechner
Music Michal Kindernay
Contact Mirafox
Cast Rozmarína Willems, Cyprián Šulej, Veronika Kořínková, Roman Lipka, Bohuslav Zárychta, Margita Mrvová, Mária Fornayová, Emil Štvrtecký
Mira Fornay Slovak screenwriter and director. She graduated from FAMU and Film and TV School in Beaconsfield, UK. Her successful feature drama debut Foxes (Líštičky, 2009), was followed by My Dog Killer (Môj pes Killer, 2013), Cook F**k Kill (Žaby bez jazyka, 2020) and Mimi (2023).