The Cage is looking for a Bird – Fiction Grand Award ex-aequo


Sunday 17 March – 16h45
Fiction Competition
Grütli - Salle Langlois
Rue du Général-Dufour 16, 1204 Geneva

The Grand Fiction Prize is awarded to two debut films, tied for first place: The Cage is Looking for a Bird by Malika Musaeva and The Settlers by Felipe Gálvez.

During this session (16:45), you can discover the film The Cage is Looking for a Bird by Malika Musaeva.

This prize is offered by the Hélène and Victor Barbour Foundation, and awarded by the International Jury, represented by Sepideh Farsi, Meenakshi Shedde, Flavia Zanon, and Thierry Oppikofer.

“The film portrays women in a subtle yet powerful manner, depicting intergenerational dialogue as a potential catalyst for profound social change”.

In a village in the Chechen countryside, women are fighting for their emancipation and the right to freedom. Among them, Yakha and Madina, two teenage girls, take comfort in their treasured friendship as they ponder an uncertain future.