A Galinha Preta
This film consequently shows the world through the eyes of a child, not only on the level of camera and visuals but even so on a mental perspective – the fact that this child protagonist is so young makes it even more remarkable. It shows the conflicting emotions of childhood, like cruelty versus love, darkness versus kindness, guilt versus forgiveness. As a fiction film the story is standing very close to the everyday reality of a child; that is what makes the film feel so real. That is why the ECFA Award of the PLAY Festival 2023 goes to LA POULE NOIRE by Marion Clauzel from France.