Bird Boy

Year
2019
Country
Denmark
Duration
22’
Director
Simon Lereng Wilmont

When 12-year-old Reshat looks around him, he sees the oil fields of Azerbaijan. When he looks up dreamily, he sees pigeons flying to heaven. He misses his father, who died a year ago, and who also loved these birds. Reshat cautiously approaches the best pigeon keeper in the village. Will he teach him to train pigeons? His father taught him that he should be kind to birds, because souls fly to heaven on their wings. While Reshat is learning all about pigeons, he discovers what he really wants.
 
Recommended age 9+

Production
Toolbox Films
Sales
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Director
Simon Lereng Wilmont

Simon Lereng Wilmont graduated as a Documentary Film Director from the National Danish Film School in 2009. He has won numerous prizes, such as the First Appearance Award at IDFA for his feature documentary The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017). This film also participated in the 2018 Docudays UA DOCU/WORLD competition and was awarded the Students' Jury Prize for Best Film.

Filmography

Chikara – The Sumo Wrestler’s Son (2013), The Fencing Champion (2014), The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017), Bird Boy (2019)

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