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Short film made by international film and media student was inspired by the director's experience as a newcomer to Copenhagen
A foosball (table football) player transforms itself into a human and spends a night discovering the delights of Copenhagen.
That’s the story behind ‘Ballad to a Toy’, a short film produced by international film and media students at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH).
Echoing the fairy tale by famous Danish author H.C. Andersen where a toy soldier comes to life, the film aims to present the touching and sweet side of discovering a new city for the first time.
Director Peter Becz is a Hungarian student who was inspired by his own experience as a novice in Copenhagen and made the film with “a very international bunch” of students he says to the University Post.
“The story is touching for me because I’m a foreigner. It captures my first moments in Copenhagen, where everything so strange and new and I was fascinated by every little detail. I feel like the foosball player in the film. That was the main inspiration – experiencing something brand new.”
Becz credits the film programme at UCPH for inspiration and support. “Our teacher helped us a lot to develop our ideas and motivated us in many ways. I am overall very thankful to the University.”
See the film below:[video:https://vimeo.com/110177224 width:532 height:424 align:center]
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