Bird Boy

Simon Lereng Wilmont, Denmark, 2019

22 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren''s films

When 12-year-old Reshat looks around, he sees the oil fields of Azerbaijan. When he looks up dreamily, he sees pigeons flying to heaven. He misses his father, who died a year ago, and who also loved these birds. Reshat cautiously approaches the best pigeon keeper in the village. Will he teach him to train pigeons? Reshat plays with his friends, visits his father’s grave, looks at old photos with his grandmother and does his homework because his mother tells him to. But he prefers to be with the pigeon keeper. While Reshat is learning all about pigeons, he discovers what he really wants.
Basic information Credits
Original title Fugledrengen
Danish title Fugledrengen
Director Simon Lereng Wilmont
Screenplay Simon Lereng Wilmont
Producer Maria Stevnbak Westergren
Editor Michael Aaglund, Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Sound Rune Palving
Composer Ali Helnwein
Production country Denmark
Danish subtitles Yes
International sales Autlook Filmsales
Comment The short film is part of the ''Kids on the Silk Road'' series about children living in the ancient Silk Road countries. Simon Lereng Wilmont''s ''The Distant Barking of Dogs'' won the Best First Appearance award at IDFA.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company
Executive Producer Toolbox Film
Co-production Relation04, Pedersen & Co ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Udenrigsministeriet, DR, UR, NRK, Fritt Ord, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Norsk Filminstitutt, Nordnorsk Filmcenter, Creative Europe, ARTE, Uddannelsesministeriet


Direction Simon Lereng Wilmont


Screenplay Simon Lereng Wilmont


Producer Maria Stevnbak Westergren
Line producer Azad Safarov
Co-producer Knut Skoglund
Co-producer Karl Emil Rikardsen


Editor Michael Aaglund
Editor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen


Composer Ali Helnwein


Sound designer Rune Palving

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