The Playground Named Earth

The section “The Playground Named Earth” presents a selection of adventure films that can be enjoyed by kids and families together and films that nurture hope in the playground of Earth. In Pea Children, peas out of a pod travel across the garden in the face of all sorts of dangers, while in Shooom’s Odyssey a newly hatched baby owl courageously explores the mangrove forest in search of its mother. In Fireworks, mysterious objects hidden in forests around Korea gather together in one place and oxidize into fireworks that illuminate the sky —an accessible story about land mines. In Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers, two young girls turn into superheroes in order to save their father who got hurt during a camping trip; it is a coming-of-age story about children who use their wisdom instead of despairing in difficult situations in the middle of the mountain. Based on a true story, Spread Your Wings follows the touching journey of a boy who travels with migratory birds to save them from the danger of flying over a heavily polluted area.

Diving Horses reflects on the days gone by looking around a theme park in decline that used to be a place of wonder and adventures. Spaceship Earth takes a look at the controversial experiment that tested the possibility of human life in an enclosed structure resembling the earth’s ecosystem. Last but not least, Werner Herzog’s new film Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds delves into the wonders of meteorites; the director has consistently expressed awe about the mysteries of nature.

Arild Østin OMMUNDSEN, Silje SALOMONSEN
Norway, 2020, 79min
Werner HERZOG, Clive OPPENHEIMER
UK, Austria, USA, 2020, 98min
Matt WOLF
USA, 2020, 115min
Nicolas VANIER
France, 2019, 113min
Camille GROSPERRIN
France, 2020, 60min
Dace RIDUZE
Latvia, 2020, 15min
Julien BISARO
France, Belgium, 2019, 26min
OH Sung-Yun
Korea, 2020, 9min

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