Director: Ricky Rijneke | 13 minutes | short film, fantasy | Actors: Winola Wong, Kiemlan Tjong, Moon Lee Ho
If Winky Wong already had a chance to win the prize for the most adorable Chinese girl in “The Horse of Sinterklaas”, the little Wing from Ricky Rijneke’s successful debut film “Wing, The Fish That Talked Back” also captures your heart. After seeing it, you have to admit: it’s a tie for first place. In this short but very atmospheric and intimate film, the young girl Wing allows the viewer to enter her own special world, in which fantasy takes a greater place than harsh reality. She lives with her mother and grandmother in the Netherlands, who hardly interfere with the child. Telling much more about the plot would be a shame: you just have to experience this film. The enchanting and colorful cinematography of Benito Strangio clearly marks this masterful fairytale story. “Wing, The Fish That Talked Back” debuted at the Locarno Film Festival in 2007 in their competition “Leopards of Tomorrow” for young talent. The film visited a laundry list of film festivals worldwide and managed to impress everywhere. Let yourself be enchanted!