Wendy

Local title
Wendy
Title in Russian
Венди
Original title
Wendy
Director
Benh Zeitlin
Country
USA
Year
2020
Festival
20th Youth and Children's Film Festival
Programme
JF YOUTH PROGRAMME , JF YOUTH COMPETITION, JF CHILDREN'S RIGHTS PROGRAMME

Wendy and her brothers come from a warm working family. Raised amongst dinner plates and diner patrons, the children have an itch for the adventurous and slightly mischievous. After long nights watching trains rattle by their bedroom window, the kids are whisked away by a mysterious boy named Peter. A long journey taken on faith lands them on Peter’s island. There they discover a wild new world, one without grown-ups and suspended in time. Reveling in their youthfulness and sprawling freedom satisfies the kids at first, but nostalgia for their lives left behind seeps in. When threats to their eternal childhood develop, Wendy is tasked with saving herself, her brothers, and the other island children with the most powerful tool she has: love for her family.

Director
Benh Zeitlin
Screenwriter
Benh Zeitlin, Eliza Zeitlin
Cast
Devin France, Yashua Mack, Gage Naquin
Producer
Becky Glupczynski, Dan Janvey, Paul Mezey, Josh Penn
DoP
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Editor
Scott Cummings, Affonso Gonçalves
Runtime
Language
English

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Presenters of the children's rights programme

Screenings

Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening021303 / Wendy
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
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Hall 3 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening111101 / Wendy
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
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Hall Athena Center Tartu
Screening152102 / Wendy
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
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Hall 3 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening171102 / Wendy
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
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Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker