It’s the father’s love, we quickly come to realize, somehow holding the camera steady to shine on what he must imagine- in some recess- may be the last moments to treasure of his engaging son’s life.
Doe-eyed and ever ready for fun, 9 year-old Misha finds ways to fill every moment with play, make believe and a non-stop imagination. The real-world that filters in is one where he is on a waiting list for a liver. His is broken. A new one will be the title’s “..Second Birthday”.
That the parents come to soothe and the sister to play, paints a normalcy on a most aberrant event—a young child’s brush with death.
Even though you know it will have a happy ending, expect a lump in your throat throughout the film. This film is recommended to anyone who has ever loved anyone—period.
At the time of this writing, the best way to see all these short films in the Flying Film Festival is to book a flight on Swiss International Airlines. Stay tuned to these pages for updates on how to find these films after this juried festival closes.
November and December 2017
SWISS Long-Haul flights
Air fare! For 500,000 people scheduled to fly Swiss Air before 2018.
Stay tuned for more information on where to find these films after the festival ends.
Images courtesy of Flying Film Festival