Anne vliegt Short documentary , 2010, 21 min.

Anne (11) is a beautiful girl you just have to look at. And if you look closer, you see her tics. Anne has Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. She tries to restrain her tics, but that is not easy. Anne feels embarrassed that her body makes her do things she does not want. Sometimes she needs rest. Fortunately, many of her friends accept her as she is. She would prefer to 'fly' through life, because when she flies you won?t notice a thing about her. The award-winning youth documentary follows Anne?s complicated life. We see how she copes with her tics. At unexpected moments, she spins her body round, or licks everything in the supermarket. In therapy, she learns to suppress the compulsive gestures. To prevent other children at school from teasing or scoffing her, Anne explains her disorder to her class in a school talk. It is clear that the tics are also part of Anna's personality.

selections & won prizes

CA - Toronto Hot Docs Festival
CH - Nyon Visions du Réel, Best Short Documentary

other prizes

IT - Firenze Festival dei Popoli, Best International Short Film
CA - Vancouver FrontDoc, Jury Prize
FR - Saguenay International Short Film Festival
SP - Girona Curt.doc Festival, Public Prize
US - San Francisco Superfest International Disability Film Festival Best Documentary
CA - Vancouver FOCUS Film Festival, Best of Festival
TV Festival Bar, Best Children's TV Program
FR - Créteil Films de Femmes, UPEC Prize
SP - Girona Curt.doc Festival, Jury Prize
RS - Belgrade BosiFest, Best Screenplay Plaque
US - Boston Independent Film Festival Audience Award Short Film
CA - Montreal RIDM, Best International Short Film





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