PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Selma Vihunen, director of Little Wing, shown at Alice nella Città 2016.
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Selma Vilhunen is the winner of the Camera d’Oro Taodue at the 14th edition of Alice nella Città with her second feature Little Wing. The jury was chaired by Matt Dillon and composed, among others, by italian directors Gabriele Mainetti and Claudio Giovannesi and italian actress Anna Foglietta. Little Wing is more than a simple coming of age story as the little protagonist starts by being her mother’s mum to becoming a child again.
LITTLE WING tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu (Linnea Skog), who’s quickly growing to adulthood, and about her mother Siru (Paula Vesala), who doesn’t want to grow up. Varpu lives with her mother and has never met her father. One night Varpu has enough of her riding buddies and her mother. She steals a car and drives up north in search of her father, of whom she only knows the name. But her father is not exactly what she had expected. Meeting him triggers something in Varpu and Siru’s life, making them realize their role in each other’s lives, and in the world.