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Film of the Week: La Machina

Exploring provincial towns of southern France and the tradition of puppeteering, Sergio and Adrien are the protagonists of La Machina (Poland 2010, Thierry Paladino / Jacek Naglowski). The film is in the running for the 2010 Silver Eye Award in the mid-length category. Organized by the East Silver Market (October 25-31, Jihlava, CZE), the award is designed to provide distributon support for high-quality documentaries.

The film is among the nominees for the 2010 Silver Eye Award, organized by the East Silver Market (October 25 - 31, 2010, Jihlava, Czech Republic).
Find out more about all films nominated in the categories of short / mid-length / feature documentary.

In 2008, La Machina also attended the year-long workshop Ex Oriente Film and the East European Forum.


La Machina

Production company: Centrala Sp. z o.o., Les films du balibari, Polish Television. - Poltel Ent.

La Machina , Poland, 2010, 52 min, Digi Beta, HD, Art and Culture, Creative, Personal view

Somewhere in the South of France a boy and an older man live: Sergio – a Master Dollmaker and Adrien – his disciple. They will begin their journey for the first time this summer. They will meet cheerful and fascinating residents of colourful towns. "La machina" is a story of this travel, a story about the meetings, a story about a relation between the master and the disciple.Sergio Dotti is one of the last Master Dollmakers in France. Once, after the show Sergio met a nine-year-old boy called Adrien. The boy had been so interested in the performance that he came back the following day to be in this magic world again. Travelling together from town to town, they will show the world of imagination to children and adults.


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