Fly Away Home
|Grant amount:||€ 360.000|
|Genre:||drama, coming of age|
|Writer:||Sandra Bohle, Mirjam Unger|
|Key cast:||Zita Gaier, Ursula Strauss, Paula Brunner, Gerald Votava, Krista Stadler, Heinz Marecek, Bettina Mittendorfer|
|Locations:||Vienna, Lower Austria, Italy (South Tyrol)|
Wien 1945: The powder keg of war and the Russian occupation as seen through the innocent eyes of nine-year old Christine. Little does she know about peace, much as children today know little about war. Bombed out and penniless, she and her family are put up in a fancy villa in Neuwaldegg. They now have a roof over their heads, nothing more. After the German soldiers capitulate, the Russians take over the house. Everybody is scared of the Russians, who are believed to be a capricious lot. Everybody, except Christine.