The Magic Tree at Film Festivals
Over the coming months, Andrzej Maleszka’s The Magic Tree will be screened at several international film festivals.
The Magic Tree is in competition at the ongoing International Children’s Film Festival in Antwerp (February 13-21), which will be followed by the prestigious BAM Children Film Series event (February 25-28). Then at the beginning of March, The Magic Tree will open the International Children’s Film Festival in Cairo.
More festivals are scheduled for April: The Magic Tree is nominated for the grand prize at the Tai Pei International Children’s Film Festival (April 1-5), and will be shown in competition at the Stockholm International Children’s Film Festival (April 19-24) and the Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival in Norway (April 27 – May 2).
The Magic Tree is a feature film based on the acclaimed television series. The series received dozens of international awards, including the first Emmy, the top international award for television production, to ever go to a Polish film.
The Magic Tree is the story of three children who find a chair that makes wishes come true, both good and evil… The film is full of extraordinary ideas: a flying house, a giant slide emerging from the sea, a walking chair, a bus gone mad, money flowing from a faucet and a hundred magic dogs… Despite its many outrageous motifs, the story focuses on the problems of children whose parents often have to choose between a career and spending time with their kids.
In 2009, The Magic Tree received the Special Prize of the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, the CIFEJ Prize (International Centre of Films for Children and Youth) at the Oulu International Film Festival in Finland, and the Garbato Award for Best Children’s Film at the Havana International Film Festival.
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Translated by Karolina Kołtun