February 01

WINNER: Simon Lereng Wilmont wins Directing Award for A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS | Sundance Film Festival 2022

Produced by Monica Hellström (Flee)Executive Produced by Oscar®-Nominee Philippa Kowarsky (The Gatekeepers), Oscar®-Nominee Signe Byrge Sørensen (The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence)
“We present this award for astonishing achievement in documentary storytelling. With sensitivity, this filmmaker immerses us in an intimate story that otherwise would be obscured by the broad political conflict that is literally tearing at the fabric of this country. This pristine, highly emotional film embraces the children’s universe within this harsh reality. For that reason, we are honored and delighted to present the award for directing in this year’s World Documentary Competition to Simon Lereng Wilmont for A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS.” – 2022 Sundance World Cinema Documentary Competition JuryWATCH THE FIRST LOOK CLIP HERE
“ASTONISHING. The faces here linger long after the movie ends.”– Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter  “EXQUISITELY INTIMATE. [grants] breathing space and beauty to an environment that needs them most.”– Guy Lodge, Variety “HEARTBREAKING, YET HUMANE. A delicately observed film that affords its subjects empathy and respect. Splinters may sound unbearably bleak on paper, but this is truly a story of hope.”– Pat Mullen, POV Magazine
In this poignant and deeply intimate documentary three kids temporarily removed from their parents find friendship and flickers of hope inside the worn walls of a remarkable orphanage in Eastern Ukraine, as a group of dedicated social workers create moments of joy and respite from childhoods all but lost. Directed By: Simon Lereng WilmontProduced By: Monica HellströmExecutive Produced By: Philippa Kowarsky, Signe Byrge SørensenSales: CinephilTRT: 87 min

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