PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

Spaceboy

Local title
Kosmosepoiss
Title in Russian
Космический мальчик
Director
Olivier Pairoux
Country
Belgium
Year
2020
Festival
21st Youth and Children's Film Festival
Programme
ECFA Competition, Children's Competition Programme, Science360°
Genre
drama, family
Subject
support, adn´ventures, self-realisation, science, first love

At only 11 years, Jim is a gifted boy passionate about space and science. Arriving in a new town with his dad, Jim has to participate in a young scientist competition with his new classmate Emma, a sensitive and discreet girl. Despite her reluctance, Jim convinces her to imitate Kittinger’s ‘Excelsior’ project (first man to reach the frontier of space in 1960) and to build secretly a real air balloon. This calling comes from his father, Graham, an astrophysicist who was meant to carry out a space mission very soon. Since Jim’s mother died, this project is very important to him. But when he discovers Graham has given up without telling him, his world falls apart. The competition turns into an obsession and Jim wants to prove unlike his father that he won’t give up. Jim pushes Emma to her limits and drags her into an adventure which is going to bring them closer.

The screenings start with a video-introduction by Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Research Council and previous Director of Tartu Observatory and Researcher Anu Noorma and science portal Novaator journalist.

Director
Olivier Pairoux
Screenwriter
Olivier Pairoux, Eusebio Larrea
Cast
Basile Grunberger, Yannick Renier, Albane Masson, Bérénice Baoo, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Peter Van Den Begin
Producer
Annabella Nezri, Katleen Goossens
DoP
Thomas Rentier
Music
The Penelopes
Production
Kwassa films
Distributor
LevelK
World sales
LevelK
Runtime
Language
French
Subtitles
English, Estonian
Director
Olivier Pairoux

Olivier Pairoux on õppinud IAD-is (Institut des Arts de Diffusion) režii õppetoolis. Olivier Pairoux on produktsioonidisainer ja kunstiline juht Belgia telekanalite RTL TVI, Club RTL ja Plug RTL juures, mille ta lõi koos Eusebio Larreaga 2004. aastal. Samuti töötab ta vabakutselise kunstilise juhina suurte brändikampaaniate ja muusikavideote jaoks. Kuid tema tegelik kunstiline ambitsioon on kirjutamine ja filmitegemine. 2017. aasta augustis filmis ta oma esimese lühifilmi, olles nii autor kui režissöör. "Puzzle" (www.puzzlemovie.be) on poeetiline ulmelugu, kus mängivad laulja ja näitleja Philippe Katerine (2019 Césari auhind kõrvalosa eest "Uju või upus") ja Stéphane Halleux' (kelle loomingul põhinev film "Mr Hublot" võitis 2014. aastal parima animeeritud lühifilmi Oscari) disainitud lapsrobot Cosmo. 2020. aastal lavastas Olivier Pairoux oma esimese mängufilmi "Kosmosepoiss", mille ta kirjutas koos Eusebio Larreaga. Nostalgia sugemetega kogupere seiklusfilm toimub 1986. aastal, mil kosmoseavastused olid täies hoos. Film linastub 2021. aastal (www.spaceboymovie.be). Olivieril on töös oma teine mängufilm, film noir "Vigilante", mis on hetkel arenduses.

Puzzle (2018)

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Screenings

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SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall 2 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening101101 / Kosmosepoiss
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 2 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening141101 / Kosmosepoiss
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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