PLANETE DOC REVIEW
May 7 - 16, 2010
Warsaw / Poland
Arash T. Riahi - director, producer, Golden Girls Filmproduction (Austria) / Anna Ferens - filmmaker, screenwriter, journalist (Poland) / Masha Novikova - director, screenwriter (Netherlands) / Marcin Latallo - director, producer, cinematographer (Poland) / Pamela Cohn - producer, writer, journalist, film programmer (USA)
Millenium Award Competition: Special Mention
Audience Award (EUR 2,000)
Poland 2010, 91 min
D: Thierry Paladino
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. He lives in the South. Here, Nice is called Nissa. 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. This summer, they will begin their journey together for the first time to discover the hospitable and picturesque area of Nice. Travelling from town to town, they will show the world of imagination to children and adults. Adrien, full of admiration and enthusiasm, may prove to be Sergio’s last disciple, the one who will take over his skills, the last one who may become a master one day.
Ex Oriente Film 2008 (working title: Puppets) / East European Forum 2008
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