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by Daria Kashcheeva  

14.50 Czech Republic

In a hospital room, the Daughter recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her Father. A moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace has stretched into many years all the way to this hospital room, until the moment when a window pane breaks under the impact of a little bird.


My film’s key theme is the father-daughter relationship, a very personal and important topic to me. To draw viewers into my world of memories, I made the film with a handheld camera feel, big closeups, low depth of field and a lot of motion, lending it an authentic immediacy and a paradocumentary nature. To show the characters’ emotions with facial expressions, I paint the eyes directly on the puppets’ faces, giving them a lot of life and an intense expression of the characters’ emotions.

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Daria Kashcheeva was born in 1986 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Daria studies animated film at FAMU in Prague. Her student films featured at many international festivals. Daria’s original To Accept won the Nespresso Talents 2017 film competition in Cannes. Her Bachelor’s puppet animation Daughter has a premiere at Annecy Animation Film Festival and got Cristal for the best Student film. Daughter has won the Student Academy Award in the category Animation (International Film Schools)



Before the wind 2016

In a Dumpster 2017

Oasis 2017

To Accept 2017

Prague. A foreigners' perspective 2017

Daughter 2019