We have received a great news that deserved to be shared with the world. Olegario Barrera’s “THE BLUE APPLE TREE (El Manzano Azul)” just won the prestigous FIPRESCI International Film Critic Award at Schlingel International FilmFestival for Children and Young Audience, for its storytelling of humanitarian message.
This family film takes us on an adventure into the countryside of the dazzling Venezuelan Andes with eleven-year-old Diego. Spending his summer with a grandfather he barely knows, in a secluded village that’s low on technology but high on kid bullies, Diego expects a summer of misery and boredom. However, when he discovers a mysterious blue apple tree and meets a young girl that he takes a strong interest in, Diego finds himself in a series of misadventures that teach him more and more about the importance of family, love, and friendship. Diego learns to live life differently and has an amazing experience that will stay with him for the rest of his life.
According to the international jury, the film not only provide a key role of education about human rights, human relationship to the nature and social responsibility, but most valuable is that it creates a story form that little children can understand these key messages.
The film is a true gem for buyers looking for quality drama or family feature.