A tender-hearted coming-of-age story shot in a low-key, realist style, Little Wing centres on young Varpu, a resourceful teen raised by an immature single mother who decides to track down her biological father. But even though Varpu can act like an adult, it doesn't mean she has an adult's understanding of the world! For her first feature as a director, Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker, Selma Vilhunen deals sensitively and intelligently with difficult real-life issues such as bullying, poverty, mental illness and dysfunctional families.
Screening as part of the Cinemagic Film Festival. For more information about the festival please visit http://www.cinemagic.org.uk/.