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Robert Connolly – Paper Planes #Berlinale

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Robert Connolly on making a film where the kid is the real hero.

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Robert Connolly – Director – Paper Planes

FRED’s Chiara Nicoletti meets Robert Connolly, who is at the 65th Berlinale to present his new film Paper Planes in the Generation Section.

Paper Planes also features Ed Oxenbould (Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) and Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans).

One Australia’s leading filmmaker, Robert Connolly, talks about the challenges and difficulties of writing and directing a film for kids and how he took some advice directly from his children. Paper Planes is a film about friendship, the one among the little protagonist Dylan and his new Japanese competitor Kimi, the strong bond between the kid and his grandfather and finally the intense and contrasting relationship between Dylan and his caring but broken-hearted father. As only an adult would do, Dylan will know when it’s the right time to shake his father up and let him understand that he has to start living his life again.

Plot: Paper Planes is an imaginative family film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Robert Connolly
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Paper Planes
  • Festival section
    Generation
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