If you search “Kites” on this site, you will find both a salute to a very fine film and a warm congratulation because of the selection to take part in the prestigious Locarno Film Festival – that has just ended. With a fine result for the film. Read this proud clip from a press release published by the producer + the jury´s motivation:
Director Beata Dzianowicz and producer Krzysztof Kopczyński have received the Critic’s Week Award (Le Prix SRG SSR idee Suisse/Semaine de la Critique… ) It is the main prize awarded in the international competition of full-length documentaries of the festival “Critic’s Week” organized by Switzerland’s national association of film journalists and the most important award this year for a documentary film at the festival…. “Kites” have been watched at two screenings by at least 800 people.
“Kites” are about a documentary film course held by Polish film makers in an Art School in Kabul in the fall of 2006. In the verdict the jury stated: “Beata Dzianowicz has made a film that shows with sensibility, respect and subtlety the relationship between teachers and students, between young men and young women and between the young film students and their society. We also like the way it shows the development of creativity without being heavy handed or obvious.”