Struggling to make it in a big city, a young artist finds herself retreating into the rose-tinted memories of the village she left behind.

*Italian premiere


by Ewa Smyk,

UK 2021,



Ewa is an animation director with a background in graphic design and illustration, who likes to tell bitter-sweet stories that explore cultural identity and memory, using textured, analogue animation techniques. Her film Homebird has been created entirely in a paint-on-cel technique, using thousands of marker pens, paint tubes, and sheets of acetate.

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