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Wishaway

Original title: Fidibus
Director: Klara von Veegh
Country: Austria
Year: 2021
Running time: 21 min
Language: German + English subtitles
 
A violent incident forces a young mother to flee with her three-year-old son. They share some pleasant moments, but nonetheless, she has to face her son’s suspicions that the world he has known so far will never be the same again. She tries to make the arduous journey to freedom more fun for him with the help of various spells and incantations. At the same time, she must accept responsibility for her own actions and admit to herself that not everything can be solved with the wave of a magic wand.
 
Klara von Veegh
Klara von Veegh, born in 1984 in Vienna, is a freelance writer, director and producer. She graduated from University of Regensburg with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. After various (film-) study visits to the UK, Sweden and Denmark, she moved back to Vienna in 2008 and has since been working there as a filmmaker and painter. Her work as a producer includes films such as My Blind Heart (2014), Those Who Fall Have Wings (2015) and To the Night (2018), which were invited to and awarded at many international festivals such as Karlovy Vary IFF, Rotterdam IFF, Camerimage, New Horizons IFF etc. Wishaway is her debut short film as a writer and director.

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